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".


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.

Prayer48@StJohn's - click on picture for more info!

Ascension Day at our mother church

The combined choir of St John's and St Andrew's Cherry Hinton met at the Ascension Day service at St Andrew's on Thursday 25th of May. Great music! We hope for more collaboration in the future.

Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project

Jon Canessa, chaplain to the homeless in Cambridge, gave a talk at St John's at the beginning of May. Follow this link to see a review of his talk.

June 12th Licensing of Reverend James Shakespeare at St John's 7.30 pm

As the date of James Shakespeare's licensing at St John's moves closer, here is a link to his farewell Twitter broadcast to his parish of Great Bowden in Leicestershire: https://twitter.com/gtbowdenchurch

History of our church officers

Richard Lyon has just finished a trawl through the archives trying to put together lists of those who have held office at St John's. Please have a look and if you can add any information - names, dates or interesting anecdotal information about the persons listed, especially from the early days of the church, please forward the information to Roger.

Messy Church

Messy Church on Good Friday was a great success! Lots of fun was had with cutting, sticking, painting and praising. The children all enjoyed the many crafts on offer along with an Easter Trail. You can see more of the fun here.


Keep an eye on our website for the next Messy Church we would love to see you!

Enlarging Our Tent Project

Enlarging Our Tent project documents can be found on the PCC documents page.

Information booklets about St John's

PDF files of the two booklets about the history and art at St John's can now be viewed (and downloaded and printed) on the page About Us.