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 a variety of traditions. Those of us who worship  at St John's appreciate this rich diversity. Our range of activities reflects this, from the Toddler group to Companions, Children's Church, Youth Group, choir, 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.

Curate Completes Sponsored Paddle

On Bank Holiday Monday, Chris, our Curate, completed a sponsored paddle from Cambridge to Ely.

She set of from Jesus Lock just before 9am, accompanied by a fellow Curate, Kate (from St Mary's, Huntingdon).
They had a couple of short stops on the way and made it to Ely at around 3:30pm, despite some difficult head winds in the last few miles!
All Chris' sponsorship money goes towards St John's fundraising efforts - forms to gift aid your donation are still available at the back of Church!

Plant Sale

Many thanks to all those who supported our plant sale. A record £350 + was raised.

Enlarging Our Tent - Construction begins

After several years of planning & fundraising work began on site on Monday 25th February and is lasting for about twenty weeks. Many thanks to all who have given their time and money to enable us to get so far.


Some plans of the project can be found by following this link - EOT Plans.


Please note that the opening ceremony at which the Bishop of Ely will be the guest of honour is scheduled for Saturday September 28th.


All visitors to St John's, members of the congregation and other users of our community facilities should note the following:

  • there will no car parking on site during the period
  • the main kitchen and downstairs toilets in the community rooms will be inaccessible
  • half of the Wilkinson Room will remain in use and there will be access to all the upstairs facilities
  • access to the new storage sheds will be along the south side of the community rooms

No one should attempt to access the area sealed off by the contractors.


Outside user groups who have made bookings during the period will have been contacted by Lyn in our office and if they have further questions please contact her.


All other enquiries about special arrangements during this period and any questions about the project and the construction should always be made to Roger Lilley, church treasurer and chair of the EOT project group.

Photos needed for parish Calendar

Don't forget we need your photos. Any pictures taken within our parish will be considered for inclusion in our calendar. They don't have to have been taken this year; they just need to depict life in our parish. So please get clicking or sifting and send your pictures in digital format to Roger.

A prayer for Parliament and national unity, at a time of crisis over Brexit


The following prayer is offered by the Church of England, at this uncertain time for the UK, its citizens and our relationship with the European Union:


God of reconciling hope,

as you guided your people in the past,

guide us through the turmoil of the present time,

and bring us to that place of flourishing

where our unity can be restored, the common good served,

and all shall be made well.

In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

Local partnerships

St John the Evangelist is engaged in a range of local partnerships. These include our local uniformed organisations, a range of local schools, Homerton College, Queen Edith's Ward and Community Forum, the 'Three Saints Partnership' (St Andrew's Cherry Hinton, St James' Wulfstan Way and St John's), South Cambridge Deanery, Hope Cambridge, and the Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project. We also work with the Chaplaincy team at Addenbrooke's Hospital, and have theological students on placement with us.