St Mary Magdalene Church

St Mary Magdalene Church, Cottingham is now part of the Welland Valley Benefice along with Ashley, East Carlton, Stoke Albany, Sutton Bassett, Wilbarston and Weston-by-Welland.

Services at St Mary Magdalene

Sunday 26 September, 10.30am
Harvest Festival with Mike Southwell

Sunday 17 October, 9am
Baptism with Rev Amanda Oliver

Sunday 24 October, 10.30am
Holy Communion

Sunday 14 November, 9am
Benefice Service of Remembrance, followed by Act of Remembrance with East Carlton at 10.30am

There are also some digital services starting led by Reverend Amanda Oliver at 4pm on 7 and 21 November.

A Benefice Advent Bible study group led by Mark Payne starts on 28 November (Advent Sunday).

Mark Payne and Mike Southwell are both licensed readers within the benefice.

Download Benefice rota

Grapevine – weekly benefice newsletter

The benefice is now producing a weekly e-newsletter called ‘Grapevine’. If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please contact Clare Holden on email

Meet our new vicar, Reverend Amanda Oliver

Our new vicar, Amanda Oliver, recently completed her curacy (or apprenticeship) at Yardley Hastings Benefice between Northampton and Wellingborough. She is married to Darren and has two daughters, Megan (who now lives in Northampton) and Helena.

“It is a privilege to have been called to your beautiful parishes and I am looking forward to getting to know you all,” says Amanda. “Although I can’t be in each church every week, I am never that far away. Do come and find us throughout the benefice. My prayers are with you all, and I am excited to begin this next chapter in the life of God’s church here in this place.”

Amanda is pictured here (on the right) with Mary Freestone. You can contact her on email

Download letter from Rev Amanda Oliver

About St Mary Magdalene

St Mary Magdalene is the Parish Church for Cottingham and Middleton. The church dates from the 13th Century, although most of what we see now was built in the 15th Century. More history

Church 100 Club

The ‘100 Club’ is a type of private lottery that has been set up to raise funds for the maintenance, preservation and improvement of the Church. There are 100 numbers for sale at £5 a month each and you own your number for a year. Monthly draws are then held with three prizes, £100 for first prize, £50 for second prize and £25 for third.

If you’d like to take part, contact Brad Revell, telephone 772585 or Kathryne Tilley, telephone 770159.

Church wardens

Kathryne Tilley , 770159

Brad Revell , 772585

Angela Preston-Jones , 772297

Ann Sturman , 771343