Services for Sunday 18th November 2018

8:30 a.m.      Prayers at St. John's

10:00 a.m.    Parish Communion  with Children's Church

6:00 p.m.      Evensong




Welcome to the web site of St John the Evangelist, an Anglican church, located on Hills Road to the south of the City of Cambridge. If you visit us, you find a congregation of people who aim to serve God in our lives and our worship, and a community that aims to make everyone feel at home.


St John's is a church with a real parish feel whose members are drawn from all age ranges and from a variety of traditions. Those of us who worship regularly at St John's appreciate this rich diversity. Our range of activities reflects this, from the Toddler group through to the Companions group, and including Children's Church: Living Waters, Youth Group, choir, and home and study groups.


This web site is designed to give you a feel for life at St John's. Please explore! And if you are looking for a church, please come along and say "Hello". We welcome enquiries about christenings, weddings and other celebrations. The clergy are available for advice, counsel or spiritual direction, or to answer any questions.


If you have news, reflections or reminiscences about life in our parish please send them to Roger to consider adding to out web site. An increasing amount of information about our parish, Queen Edith's ward, and Cambridge city in general can now be found on the Capturing Cambridge website.

Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project

St John's will be participating in the project again this winter, offering food and shelter to 15 homeless men, specially referred to us, on at least three Saturday nights: 8th December, 29th December and 5th January. If you would like to apply to be involved, please contact James, co-team leader, on 01223 241815 or  The team leaders are: Rev. J Shakespeare and Nathalie Boyd.

Lindisfarne Youth Pilgrimage

From 20-24 August, St John's young people were on pilgrimage at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. It was a special week of relaxing together, building community, exploring the natural beauty of Holy Island and the heritage of the Celtic Saints, Aidan and Cuthbert. Some of the highlights were our boat trip to the Farne Isles, and sharing Holy Communion on St Cuthbert's island, as well as walking the ancient pilgrims' causeway.


For photos, visit our Church Blog, link at top of Home Page; or Facebook page.

Christian Courses & Groups

At the start of the new School Year, various courses, Bible study and home groups, Toddle Along, Children's Church, St John's Youth Group and Companions will be starting up. Following the  Youth Confirmation course, there will also be an adult Confirmation course starting on 19th September at 7.30pm. For further details of any of the above, contact James Shakespeare on or 01223 241815

Enlarging Our Tent

Our EOT project to increase accessibility at St John's and to renew our kitchen area has completed its technical design stage and is about to go out to tender. We have been greatly encouraged by the interest shown by potential grant awarding bodies. If you would like more information on the project please see Joseph Saunders or Peter Tavner. Thank you to all who have donated to the project. If you would like to make a further donation please contact Roger Lilley.

Local partnerships

St John the Evangelist is engaged in a range of local links, in partnership with others. These links include our local uniformed organisations, a range of local schools and educational institutions, the Queen Edith's Ward and Community Forum, the 'Three Saints Partnership' of St Andrew Cherry Hinton, St James Wulfstan Way and St John's, the South Cambridge Deanery and the Cambridge Churches Homelessness project.