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.

Summer Fete

Many thanks to all those who organised and supported this event. We raised over £1000!

Our church knitting group

The beautiful and colourful baby blankets made by the church knitting group. Vibrant colours and clever patterns make these blankets absolutely striking. They are sent all around the world to orphanages in developing countries. The knitting group also made a very charming raffle box for the fete this year with inside a most delightful white dog and a very cute hedgehog!

Read all about it!

Welcome to Reverend James Shakespeare and family. You can read more about James here. As well as our Sunday morning sermons, we are now posting James's articles from the Parish Magazine. You can find a link to these on the left of this page.

On Sunday 25th June the churches of Saint John's, Saint Andrew's and Saint James's met at Cherry Hinton Hall park for games and an informal service. This was a lovely opportunity to gather together to reflect how we can lead lives as "God's living stones".


We discussed the ways in which as Christians we can make a difference to the world and improve others' lives. We all joined hands together for the peace as a celebration of togetherness and collaboration. A superb informal service. Many thanks to James who led the service and to all those who contributed in so many different ways.

Our Confirmation Candidates at Ely Cathedral 4th June

Messy Church

A large group of children and their parents enjoyed Messy Church during our Prayer48 weekend. Lucy created some additional prayer/craft stations and everyone had fun trying out different ways to worship and praise God. We were joined for our walk by those who had done the Walk of Witness between the 3 churches. They had walked from St Andrew's Cherry Hinton to St James's.


And finally to join us at St John's for our worship followed by a picnic on the church lawn. The weather was lovely and a great time was had by all.

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.

Enlarging Our Tent Project

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