The Leper Chapel, also known as the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, is the oldest complete surviving building in Cambridge and is an important historical landmark on a busy modern thoroughfare into the city. In conjunction with the Friends of the Leper Chapel, we are proud to look after this 12th century Romanesque building, which was originally the chapel of an isolation hospital caring for people with leprosy.
Every year The Leper Chapel comes to life through a variety of events. The building is home to community art, music and theatre events including the annual re-enactment of the Stourbridge Fair – once Europe’s largest medieval event.
The Vicar of the Church of Christ the Redeemer on Newmarket Road is responsible for worship at the chapel and special services are arranged at Christmas and Easter.