to the Parish Church

of St James the Great


Our church building sits on the hill by Cranham Common, overlooking Cranham Woods and the most westerly valley of the Cotswolds.  Up the road is our Church of England Primary School, and the pub and village hall are 400 meters down the road.  The Church is open during the day and a Churchyard plan is available on request for visitors and researchers. The Church plays a central role in the life of the village.

There are services every Sunday with an 11am communion service every 1st & 3rd Sunday & a 6.30pm Evensong every 2nd & 4th Sunday plus 3 services during the week.  There is also a ‘Service of Praise’ at 11am on the 2nd Sunday led by the Psalms Team.

We also have a Facebook Page:  See you there!


Our History

The Church of St James the Great, Cranham is a Grade II* Listed Church and was mostly built around 15th century. There has been a church on the site since the 12th Century, and the present charming church was rebuilt in Victorian times  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. 

There is a list of former and current Vicars on the west wall of the South Aisle.