Services for Sunday 27th January 2019

8:30a.m.       Women's Breakfast

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 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.

Enlarging Our Tent - Construction begins

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


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

The contractors will seal off the area they are working on and no-one else will be allowed access.


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.

FeCRA Tree Planting


Recently 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.



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


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.

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.