Services for Sunday 16th December 2018

8:30 a.m.      Prayers at St John's

10:00 a.m.    Parish Communion  with Children's Church

6:00 p.m.      Evensong




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". 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.

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

FeCRA Tree Planting


This Saturday, we were very pleased to host the FeCRA (Federation of Cambridge Residents Associations), as they begun their tree planting project on Hills Road. This included 4 new trees being planted outside the Church.


Congratulations to all involved




On Sunday 18th November, six of our young people were confirmed at St Andrew's Cherry Hinton, by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams. It was a wonderful service and for those who missed it, you can hear Rowan Williams' sermon, by following this link:


Then on Saturday 24th November, three of the adults in the congregation were confirmed in a service at Ely Cathedral.


Please do hold all those who have been newly confirmed in your prayers.


Cambridge Churches Homelessness Project

St John's will be participating in the project again this winter, offering food and shelter to 15 homeless men, specially referred to us, on at least three Saturday nights: 8th December, 29th December and 5th January. If you would like to apply to be involved, please contact James, co-team leader, on 01223 241815 or  The team leaders are: Rev. J Shakespeare and Nathalie Boyd.

Enlarging Our Tent

Our EOT project to increase accessibility at St John's and to renew our kitchen area has completed its technical design stage and is about to go out to tender. We have been greatly encouraged by the interest shown by potential grant awarding bodies. If you would like more information on the project please see Joseph Saunders or Peter Tavner. Thank you to all who have donated to the project. If you would like to make a further donation please contact Roger Lilley.

Local partnerships

St John the Evangelist is engaged in a range of local links, in partnership with others. These links include our local uniformed organisations, a range of local schools and educational institutions, the Queen Edith's Ward and Community Forum, the 'Three Saints Partnership' of St Andrew Cherry Hinton, St James Wulfstan Way and St John's, the South Cambridge Deanery and the Cambridge Churches Homelessness project.