St John the Evangelist Church

and the St John's Centre


A very warm welcome to St John's.


We are a warm and welcoming Church of England parish church in the South of Cambridge, and this is the website for both our Church and our Community Centre.


Our theme for 2020 is



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


For links to how we are continuing to be Church @ Home during this pandemic, follow this link.


We hope that you can find everything you need on our website, but if there's anything you can't find, or if you would like to sign up for our regular St John's e-news, then do email James.


Sunday 2nd August

Services for this Sunday are:

9:30am All Age Worship, led by Lucy Holden

11am Service of the Word, led by Canon Kate Aylmer (Revd Chris Campbell preaching)

6pm Evensong, led by Revd Chris Campbell



Our 11am Service of the Word, will be recorded and will appear on this website mid-afternoon.  For more reources and for the service sheet, please click here





If you've been worshiping with us online, we'd love to here from you! Here's a short message from Sian, our Pioneer ALM, to say hello!


You can contact Sian via email

St John's Reopens for Gathered Worship

Following the latest government announcement, we are pleased that from Sunday 12th July, St John's will be open for gathered worship. Services will take place at the following time:

  • Wednesday 10am: Morning Prayer with reflection
  • Sunday 9:30am: All Age Service of the Word
  • Sunday 11am: Service of the Word
  • Sunday 6pm: Evening Prayer with sermon

For those who are unable (or choose not) to attend gathered worship, please continue to look at our Church at Home pages for information about online worship.


Our ministers continue to be available for pastoral support - please do find their details here.


As we reflect on all our experiences of the last four months, and on this time of transition, James has written a Pastoral Letter to the congregation, which you can download here:


Pastoral Letter 9 July 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB

There will be a number of changes to how our services take place and physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in operation, as well as limits to the number of people who can attend each service.


Full details of services and measures in place are available herePlease do read the guidance included on that page before attending gathered worship for the first time. 


Follow this link to access the full range of resources offered by us here at St John's Hills Road.

Phone 01223 643887 to hear the latest sermon from St John's. 


For resources and information from the national Church of England website, follow this link. 

 Both Ely Diocese and the Ely Cathedral are also offering a number of resources for home worship.  

St John's and the Community Response

We are working closely with community partners to provide support and information to local residents.


Please follow the link to the Queen Edith's Community Forum for regular advice and up-dates, including information about the 'Happy to Help' scheme.


The Helpline no. is 01223 641012.

Self Guided Tours of the Parish and Beyond

Roger has just created for the Museum of Cambridge website Capturing Cambridge a number of self guided tours that can be taken in the real or virtual worlds. Two of the tours are in our parish, the others are in different pats of the city. You can walk the routes and access the information with your smartphone, or explore at home with your computer, perhaps with Google Streetview turned on as well!


Please send suggestions and comments on the tours to the email address on the website.

News & events

All the latest News and Events from St John's can be found here:

Summer in the garden

If you have news, reflections or reminiscences about life in our parish please send them to Roger Lilley to consider adding to our 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.