St James the Great, Cranham

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The Church of St James the Great, Cranham is Grade 11* Listed Church and was mostly built around 15th century. In 1894-95 large refurbishments were made in conjunction with new extensions to the original building which included the addition of a North Aisle and Vestry, all funded by a local benefactor.

 Gustav Holst wrote the music for the Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter”  whilst staying in a near by cottage aptly called  ‘Midwinter Cottage’ opposite The Black Horse pub.

 In 2010 the Cottage, The Black Horse and the Church featured in a BBC Christmas edition of “Sacred Music” . The program has been repeated at subsequent Christmas times.

 Since this time  The Gustav Holst Way  has been establish – the 35 mile walk begins at the Church; the route has been subdivided into 6 to 8 mile sections. More details can be found by visiting    http://www.holstmuseum.org.uk/gustav-holst-way.htm

 There are leaflets in the Church giving more detail of the building and interior.

The Church is open during the day and a Churchyard plan is available on request for visitors and researchers. Please contact one of the churchwardens via the contact page


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Cranham Churchwardens
c/o The Benefice Office
The Lych Gate,
Stroud Road,
Painswick, Glos GL6 6UY
(01452) 814795 (Benefice Office, open 9 to 11 am week days)
No email contact is available, please try our website.

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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Church is usually open from about 9am until 5pm or dusk during winter
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 14052
Built: cica 1500
Our Patron: Ms. Noël Riley
Archdeaconry: GLOUCESTER (161)
Deanery: The Stroud Deanery (16111)
Parish Legal Name: Cranham (160008 )
CofE Church Info: (616008 16/8)
Short URL: acny.uk/14052/
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This page was last updated on Saturday 5th April 2014
 
 
 
St James the Great : Cranham, Cranham, Gloucestershire, GL4 8HS

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