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.



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.

Advent and Christmas at St John's

For full details about our online and gathered services, plus resources for Advent and Christmas, please follow the link to our dedicated Advent and Christmas pages. 

If you are missing enjoying the wonderful music of the Charter Choir, Homerton College have recorded a beautiful services of Carols and Readings, which is now available to watch and enjoy.

New issue of Parish Voice

The latest (Dec/ Jan) issue of Parish Voice is available here:

Advent Sunday, 29th November, 2020


Our pre-recorded Service of the Word, led this week by Revd James Shakespeare, will be available below from Saturday afternoon. The service includes music from the St John's choir and contributions from across the church community.


This week is Advent Sunday and during the service we will be reflecting on our own experiences of Advent and on the theme of waiting in darkness.


The service sheet, plus other suggestions for worship this week, can be found here


Resources for the whole family can be found here.


This Sunday, we also have the following services and groups:

  • 11am Church Coffee and catch up (via Zoom)
  • 2 - 4pm Church Open for Private Prayer
  • 6pm BCP Evening Prayer (via Zoom)

Please email Chris for links to any of our zoom meetings.



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.

News & events

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

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.