Listening, Learning, Transforming

Next Sunday: 25th February 2018, Second Sunday of Lent - 8:30 a.m. Women's Breakfast

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

                                                                                                           6:00 p.m. Evensong

                                                                                                           7:15 p.m. Joint Youth Group meeting

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 weddings, Christenings and other celebrations.


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.

Lent: a springtime of the soul

The Season of Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day, 14th February. There will be services of Holy Communion at 10.00am and 7.30pm, with the imposition of ashes, to mark the start of season of  renewal. In the evening Homerton College's Charter Choir will lead worship. Otherwise St John's is planning Lent Study Groups, using Bishop's Lent Course, 'Come and See. Journeying through Lent with John's Gospel.' Groups on Tuesdays at 10.30am and two groups on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, from 20th & 21st February 2018. Sign-up sheets available at St John's or email <> for further details.

Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project

Now in its fifth year, the CCHP is once again hosting this winter to up to 15 homeless men, every night from December to March, who would otherwise have nowhere to go. The Project runs throughout the winter across eleven churches and one synagogue, one location for each night of the week, which take turns to provide a friendly welcome, hot supper, and safe space to sleep, to guests referred by Jimmy’s Night Shelter, the City Council Outreach Team and Wintercomfort. Volunteers from our churches act as hosts each night, and the scheme is joined up by a Project “core team”, who offer pastoral care and links to further help for those who need it.


St John the Evangelist Hills Road is one of the participating churches and is operating the CCHP night shelter on two evenings, 31st March and 2nd April 2018, at the end of winter. St John’s is inviting local volunteers to sign up to assist with these two evenings and nights. The volunteers will be distributed across four shifts, cooking and serving supper between 7 - 9.30pm, and two shifts overnight, 10pm - 2pm and 2 - 6am. CCHP is offering a training evening for local volunteers at St John’s on 6th February at 7.30pm, following a visit by the Revd Jon Canessa, Bishop’s Chaplain to the Homeless, to preach at St John’s on 4th February at 10am. The training is required for all volunteers. If you would like to explore the option of volunteering, please email <>

Year of Prayer

On 5th November we launched our Year of Prayer. The purpose is to help each other to pray, to learn new ways of praying, and to deepen our faith, common life, witness & service of others. Come & visit the display area at St John's, or attend 'Coffee & Compline'. There will be leaflets about prayer, and various initiatives: an Advent School of Prayer and Sermon Series, a Lent Prayer Course, Quiet Days and Prayer48.

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.

Enlarging Our Tent Project

Enlarging Our Tent project documents can be found on the PCC documents page.