St John the Evangelist Church

and the St John's Centre


A very warm welcome to St John's.


We are a warm and welcoming Church of England parish church in the South of Cambridge, and this is the website for both our Church and our Community Centre.


Our theme for 2020 is



This web site is designed to give you a feel for life at St John's. 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 links to how we are continuing to be Church @ Home during this pandemic, 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.


Week Beginning Sunday 20th September

This Sunday are services are as follows:


9:30am: All Age Service

Led by Revd James Shakespeare with Rev Chris Campbell leading the talk, and music from the Treble Choir

*’Fidgety worship’ bags will be available for families to use during the service and take home (please do bring them from last week, and we will add to them!)


11am: Service of the Word

Led by Revd James Shakespeare and Dr Muthuraj Swamy, with sermon from Revd James Shakespeare, and music from the Adult Choir


6pm: Parish Communion

Led by Revd Chris Campbell , sermon from Revd James Shakespeare, and music from the Adult Choir


The 11am Service will be recorded and available here on Sunday afternoon. Other resources for those who continue to worship at home can be found here. Resources for children and families worshiping at home can be found here



You are also welcome to join us for the following services during the week:


Monday, 9am, Morning Prayer

Tuesday, 9am, Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 9am, Morning Prayer

Wednesday, 10am, Said Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer


Sorry for the slightly later video this week - our usual camera-person was away, but it is now processing and should work from about 5pm.


Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic there will be a number of changes to how our services take place and physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in operation, as well as limits to the number of people who can attend each service. Full details of services and measures in place are available here 

St John's Centre open for bookings

We are pleased to announce that the St John's Centre has now reopened for bookings.


Detailed COVID-19 safety measures are in place, and each hirer is required to sign up to these. Hirers will need to produce their own risk assessments, in-line with our own. Face masks are required for all users, and social distancing must also be exercised during events.


For more details, please see the St John's Centre, area of the website. 

Benefice Notice

Parish Voice: September Edition


Download and read the latest news, events, comments & appointments at St John's.


Sept 2020 Parish Voice online (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.2 MB

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.

Self Guided Tours of the Parish and Beyond

Roger has just created for the Museum of Cambridge website Capturing Cambridge a number of self guided tours that can be taken in the real or virtual worlds. Two of the tours are in our parish, the others are in different pats of the city. You can walk the routes and access the information with your smartphone, or explore at home with your computer, perhaps with Google Streetview turned on as well!


Please send suggestions and comments on the tours to the email address on the website.

News & events

All the latest News and Events from St John's can be found here:

Summer in the garden

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.