Services for Sunday 28th October 2018

8:30 a.m.      Women's Breakfast

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.

Homerton College Foundation Choral Evensong

On Tuesday 23rd October at 6.30pm, there is a special service of Choral Evensong, sung by the Charter Choir of the College, to celebrate 250 years of the College. All are welcome to come and share in this significant milestone in the life of Homerton. We will be celebrating the foundation of the College in 1768.

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.

Focus on the Knitting Club

The knitting club is open to old and young; it is a lovely place for inter-generational interaction and a great way to learn traditional skills from those who cherish them. Emily, 16, learned to knit this summer, taught by Rosemary and others. Come to knitting club, Wednesday 2-4pm. Price (it's free!)

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.