About our church

The village of Madingley lies four miles due west of Cambridge and is only slightly larger now than it was in the Domesday Book, with about 200 residents. The church lies just within the gates of Madingley Hall, a fine Tudor house with a modern wing behind it set in beautiful grounds, which is part of the University of Cambridge.  The church is an attractive medieval building founded over nine hundred years ago and which draws its regular congregation from the village and surrounding area, including Cambridge.

Our Priest-in-Charge is Rev'd Dr Mandy Maxwell, and our Associate Priest is Rev'd Christine Barrow.  A weekly Sunday service is held  at 11.00am (Common Worship) and is usually that of Holy Communion or occasionally Morning Prayer.  Visitors are very welcome.

The church is open during the day.  Please feel free to visit it for a service or privately at other times. You could also take time to enjoy the surroundings: some of the Hall grounds are open to the public for walking and there is a restaurant at The Three Horseshoes not far from the church.

You will find more detailed information about the church, its people, services, plans for the future, history and ways of contacting us by following the links.


Services take place on Sundays at 11am. Everyone of whatever age is sure of a warm welcome. The service is usually a Eucharist in modern language, [Common Worship], with an occasional service of Morning Prayer.


  • Painting by R.S. Seale

    12th June 2017

    Long-serving church warden and church secretary, Dick Seale, was a talented naturalist, historian and artist.  A charming [...]
  • Much cake eaten last week!

    12th June 2017

    The congregation sold teas from the church as part of the Open Gardens afternoon at Madingley Hall on Sunday 4th June.  [...]
  • Bishop David visits Madingley Church

    12th June 2017

    The congregation was delighted to welcome the Rt Revd Dr David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon, to the church on Sunday 28th [...]


  • Gospel Truths

    5th February 2017

    Does God exist to carry out our will in the world, or is that, just possibly, the wrong way of looking at things?

  • The Difference One Question Makes

    5th February 2017

    One apparently innocuous question can turn the world upside down. The first disciples of Jesus could have had no idea of what they were getting into when he asked a simple question, “What are you looking for?”

  • Christmas Day 2016

    8th January 2017

    The Good News that Christmas brings is that the sort of pressures we place on ourselves to create a perfect celebration are totally unnecessary. Christmas brings freedom, and peace.