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.



  • The Cleansing of the Temple

    7th March 2018

    Today is not Palm Sunday, so why is this Gospel being read on the “wrong” day? John’s approach to the narrating of Jesus’ life story is different, and he wants us to see the shadow of the cross looming over all of his ministry. The cleansing of erroneous elements from the Temple has relevance for us as we consider our own lives and faith this Lent.

  • The Transfiguration

    7th March 2018

    The Transfiguration of Jesus stands between the manifestation of his glory at Epiphany, and the very different revelation of his glory on the cross. As such, it has an importance which is often overlooked, which os to our loss.

  • The Wedding at Cana

    22nd January 2018

    The wedding at Cana, the first of the”Signs” in John’s Gospel, not only begins the process of revealing Jesus’ true identity, but through the portrayal of Mary’s relationship with her Son, guides us in our prayer life and walk with God.