About Us


St Mary Madresfield is one of four churches forming the Benefice of Powick, Guarlford and Madresfield with Newland.

This group of churches has adopted the friendly name of Old Hills Malvern and has a colourful website where details of services and events can be found:


Revd Gary Crellin was instituted to the Benefice by Bishop Graham in 2018. If you would like to discuss either a Wedding, Baptism, Funeral, home visit or indeed any other matter please contact Rev Gary - click the Get in touch tab on the left of the page for contact details.

Service times in the Benefice are subject to change so be sure to check either the church noticeboard or the Old Hills Malvern Diary

There are strong links with Madresfield C of E School located opposite the church, and parents are encouraged to join their children when events are held in church.

A popular service for Pre-school children, parents and carers is held at 1:30 pm, now on occasional Tuesdays in term time, lasting about thirty minutes. Details of this can also be found on the noticeboard page of the Parish of Guarlford website and on the Diary page of the Old Hills Malvern website.

A team of volunteers from the Benefice are part of the Open the Book project presenting dramatized  Bible stories during school assemblies. These assemblies are very popular with the children, who enjoy being involved in telling the stories.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the teams in Madresfield, Callow End and Powick amalgamated to make videos which were sent sent to the three church schools in the Benefice. The amalgamated team has stayed together and now are able to visit the three church schools at Madresfield, Callow End and Powick in person, as well as making videos. If you would like to join the team, please get in touch with Rev Gary.

The Madresfield Bell Ringers practise once a week and often ring before services. If you would like to join the Bell Ringers please contact Rev Gary.

Car parking is available in Madresfield Road outside the church.

A ramp can be made available for wheelchairs - please ask.

There are two large print copies of the hymn book  - please ask if you need one.

There is a hearing loop and sound system, and audio devices can be linked into the system to play music for special occasions.

The church is normally locked outside service times; please contact the Rector or a churchwarden if you require access. See also 'Get in touch tab'.

Click to read more about St Mary Madresfield on the Miscellany of Malvern website