St John the Evangelist Church

and the St John's Centre


St John's is 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



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Priest in Charge, James Shakespeare

Church at Home

Sunday 24th May

This Sunday is the Sunday after Ascension Day and our Sunday worship is led by Revd John Hillier, with sermon preached by Revd James Shakespeare,  children's talk by Sam Heslam, music provided by various members of our choir and other contributions from across the congregation. 


If you would like to join us for Zoom Coffee after the service, please email Chris ( for details. 


Resources for the whole family can be found here.

Over half term, why not join in with our 'Messy Church @ Home' Session, which explores the theme of Pentecost.

The latest issue of Parish Voice, packed full with news, reflections and resources for the period from Ascension to Pentecost.

Ascension Day (Thursday 21st May)

Today is Ascension Day. Our service is led by Revd Chris Campbell, and includes music from the choir and contributions from across the congregation.


We would normally hold our Ascension Day service in the evening, so you might like to watch this at around 7:30pm - or whenever is most convenient to you!


Resources for families this week can be found here.


St John's is still present and active....

Following the government directive, St John's as a building, is now closed until further notice. This includes all services, as well as private prayer. However we remain 'church' together, even if we can't be 'at' church - living out our faith, in prayer, mutual concern & acts of loving service.


As well as a continuing pattern of daily prayer, our clergy and ministry team are preparing online Sunday Services, as well as services for Holy Week. We are also offering a daily 'Thought for the Day'.


Our ministers are also available for pastoral support by phone, and over the next few weeks we will continue to develop ways to stay connected.  


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; our local Queen Edith's Community Forum issues regular advice and up-dates The 'Happy to Help' scheme is being expanded to co-ordinate support to self-isolating residents, and below is a recent TV interview with James, and Sam Davies, Chair of the Forum. The Helpline no. is 01223 641012.

A prayer from the Church of England:

News & events

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

Spring comes to our new courtyard garden

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 baptisms, weddings and other celebrations. The clergy are available for advice, counsel, spiritual guidance, or to answer questions.


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.