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 Assistant Priest is Rev'd Christine Barrow. The weekly service with hymns is held each Sunday at 11.30 am (Common Worship) and is usually that of Holy Communion or occasionally Morning Prayer. You are very welcome to attend once or occasionally or, of course, more regularly, and we would be delighted to meet you. Please see the diary of forthcoming services and events below.
The church is open during the day. Please feel free to visit it for a service or during the week or at the weekend, and enjoy its 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.
There is an informal Mothers' Union which usually meets in the afternoon of the third Thursday of the month. For more information, please contact Mrs Elizabeth Seale 01223 352 240.
A Parish Newsletter is published quarterly with village, church and local events, and copies are available in the church.
Directions from Cambridge by car: follow the Madingley Road (A1303) over the M11 and take the signed right fork to Madingley, into the village to the T-junction opposite the Hall entrance. Drive through the Hall gates and the church is on the left with parking on the drive.
Map reference/sat nav co-ordinates - TL 395 603.
There is a bus service from Cambridge: Whippet Coaches no. 8 from Drummer St Bus Station.
Priest-in-Charge: Rev'd Dr Mandy Maxwell
Assistant Priest: Rev'd Christine Barrow 01223 277 674 firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Secretary: Mrs Sue Baldwin 01954 210 766
Mr Alan Clarke 01223 262 678
Mr Stuart Fox
The SUNDAY SERVICE is at 11 am*, and is Holy Communion conducted by Rev'd Christine Barrow, but see below:
* Please note that the service time has been brought forward from 11.30am.
Photographs thanks to Julia Hedgecoe
© St Mary Magdalene, November 2008