St John the Evangelist Church

and the St John's Centre


A very warm welcome to St John's, a Church of England parish church in the south of Cambridge.


 This website is designed to give you a feel for life at St John's; both the church, the parish and our community rooms. 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 information about how St John's are responding to the pandemic, including details of our return to gathered worship, please 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.

Services at St. John's for Sunday 25th July

9.30am All Age Service at St John’s.
Led by Rev Chris Campbell, with Pete Leith doing the talk. This will include special prayers for the end of term and the summer holidays.


11.00am Holy Communion at St John’s.

Revd Dr Muthuraj Swamy presiding and Revd Ceri Payne preaching.

Live stream link for 11am:  


6pm BCP Evensong via Zoom.

Pete Leith will be leading and Revd Dr Muthuraj Swamy will be giving the homily


Please message us for the Zoom link if you would like to join us. 

Parish Voice for July

This month's Parish Voice has now been published to update you on all thats been happening in our parish. We invite you to have a read by clicking on the file below.

Parish Voice for July
This month's Parish Voice has now been published. We invite you to have a read and see what's been happening in our Parish.
Parish Voice July 2021 - for website.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.8 MB

Music Festival visits St John's

Cambridge Summer Music Festival is back from

17 to 31 July, featuring 30 concerts and over 100 musicians.

There will be a day of concerts at St John the Evangelist, Hills Road on Wednesday 28 July.

The programme has a special focus on French and British music.


General booking opens on 17 June. 


Cambridge Summer Music | World-class music in our historic city   

A Rocha Eco-Church


St John's is well on its way to accreditation under the A Rocha Eco-church scheme. A group of us have planned out many initiatives to be pursued over the rest of the year with the support of the PCC, the congregation and our local community. We will be focussing on environmental issues in our worship and prayer, ensuring that we conserve resources and recycle our waste as efficiently as possible, managing our premises in a wildlife friendly manner, and trying to ensure that we all understand the many and complex environmental problems that beset our world at the moment.


If you would like to know more about our activities and be put in touch with others who are committed to action, contact Roger

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.

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.