Church of England Diocese of Hereford Cradley

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Parking is available in Rectory Lane leading to the church. There is also parking off Rectory Lane (entrance on the right just after the War Memorial) for services and other events in the church, but this may not be available at other times

Toilet facilities are available in the adjacent Village Hall for services and other events in the church, but may not be available at other times. Plans are at an early stage for installing our own facilities

Free parking in Rectory Lane, and for services on the nearby Glebe land

There is wheelchair access from the main door right through to the altar rail

A sound system incorporating a hearing (induction) loop is used at all services

Large print hymn books are available on request

Assistance dogs are always welcome


Our Building

The church is open daily for private prayer during the current restrictions, subject to current resytrictions and precautions relating to Covid-19

The church is Grade II* listed


Music and Worship

The bells were rehung and augmented to 8 as part of a project to mark the Millennium.
An active Bell Ringing band is always looking for new members.  There are three trained teachers who are members of the Association of Ringing Teachers, so beginners are assured of a great introduction to bell ringing. The group meet for practice evenings on Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at Mathon and the 2nd, 4th and 5th (if applicable) Thursdays of the month at Cradley
For further details contact Chris Roberts:
Email: [email protected]

Concerts and recitals are held from time to time, often as fund-raising events in conjunction with the Village Hall. Requests to hire the church for concerts are welcome - we have a licence for up to six concerts in any rolling 12-month period

The organ was built by John Nicholson of Worcester in 1874 to the specification of the Revd. Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, and presented to the church by the Rector, the Revd. Edward Renn Hampden

BCP Evening Prayer is said on most Mondays. Please see our website for further details. Other services are taken from Common Worship, or are informal in nature. There is a service taken from the Book of Common Prayer each Sunday at either Mathon or Storridge, the two other churches in our benefice

We have a small four-part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) robed choir. New members are always welcome

Music for the informal Family Service on the first Sunday of each month is led by Jimmy's Band. If you play any instrument whatsoever, whatever your standard, you would be most welcome to join us


Groups, Courses and Activities

On the last Thursday of each month a small group from our congregation hosts a coffee morning in the Community Room at The Leys, a sheltered housing complex in Cradley.

There is a small active branch of the Mothers’ Union in the benefice, which meets each month, and currently has twelve members.


Help for Visitors

A short leaflet is currently available; further printed information is in the course of being prepared, and we also plan to have an intranet that can be accessed by tablets and smart phones

The Church is open daily to visitors from 8 am to 5 pm (7 pm British Summer Time), and free self-service tea and coffee facilities are always available.


Other Features

We actively support Ledbury Food Bank. Gifts in kind may be left in the church.

Once current restrictions are lifted we will be installing an intranet, accessible by smart phone or tablet, giving an audio-visual tour of the church

The church is within Cradley Conservation Area and Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty