St John the Evangelist & the St John's Centre

This is the website of St John's Church and Community centre. For more information about the St John's Centre please follow link St John's Centre with more details about the facilities and booking process.

We are an Anglican Church, located on Hills Road in the south of the City of Cambridge. If you visit us, you find a congregation of people serving God in our lives and our worship, and a community that makes 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 who worship  at St John's appreciate this rich diversity. Our range of activities reflects this, from Toddle Along, St John's Choir, Children's Church, to our Community Lunch & Home 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 baptisms, weddings and other celebrations. The clergy are available for advice, counsel, spiritual guidance, or to answer questions.


If you have news, reflections or reminiscences about life in our parish please send them to Roger Lilley 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.

News & events

Services this Sunday 23 February 2020: Sunday before Lent

8.30am Women's Breakfast. 10.00am Parish Communion with Children's Church

6.00pm Evensong. 7.15pm Youth Group


Ash Wednesday: 26 February: Eucharist with imposition of ashes, at 10am and 7.30pm.

St John's Community Lunch

Our second Community Lunch was held on 29th January, and was a great success, with many attending from the wider community, delicious food and a warm atmosphere. For more information about the Monthly Lunch Club and the dates please click on this link. Our next Community Lunch is on 26th February at 12.30pm. 

Prayer as Britain leaves the EU

On this day when Britain leaves the European Union, we pray for unity, reconciliation, for our Parliament, and all affected by decisions being taken:


Eternal God, Light of the nations,

in Christ you make all things new:

guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit,

that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.

Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust

that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Our New Community Centre

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.