Welcome to Two Gates Ragged School

Two Gates Ragged School
Two Gates, Cradley, Halesowen,
West Midlands, B63 2HY
Barry Willetts 01384 561424

The church is available for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Please contact the Superintendant.

  Or contact us by e-mailing

January - March 2017

Services are held on Sunday evenings at 6.00pm, unless otherwise stated.

Sunday 1st January Helen Tromans
Sunday 8th January Frank Whitehouse
Sunday 15th January Edward Newton
Sunday 22nd January Eric Collier
Sunday 29th January Dave Walker

Sunday 5th February David Galleymore
Sunday 12th February Mike Pearson
Sunday 19th Frank Whitehouse
Sunday 26th February Martin Ryder

Sunday 5th March Corrine Sargent
Sunday 12th March Val Cope
Sunday 19th March Richard Hadley
Sunday 26th March Brian Adams

Also, we hold All Age services on the last Sunday of each month starting at 10.30am. Services last for around 1 hour and there is an open invitation for everyone to attend.

Other Events

Run Ragged sessions will be held at Two Gates Ragged School every Sunday afternoon from 2.15pm to 3.30pm for children aged 4-10 years old. For further information contact by e-mail.

Coffee Mornings will be held on the last Friday in the month (unless otherwise stated) from 10.30 to 12 noon:

Further details of all the above from the Superintendant or by emailing

Two Gates Ragged School Cradley was opened in June 1867, 100 years after the birth of John Pounds of Portsmouth, the founder of the Ragged School movement.

A brief history of this Ragged School is available for download here (image left). You will need "pdf reader" software to read it once downloaded, one of which may already be installed on your computer. If not, there are many to choose from, some free to download and use, for example, PDF-XChange Viewer.

As the brief history document mentions, there is a fuller history of Two Gates Ragged School, written by Barry Willetts and available price £5 from the Cradley Links bookshop.

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