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.

September Update


 As we all settle back after the summer break, we hope all those reading this have had a good holiday, with some time for rest and refreshment.

It was fantastic to have post-service refreshments for the first time in our newly refurbished Community rooms, as well as to enjoy the beautifully replanted Cloister Garden. The Official Opening is on Saturday 28th September, and we look forward to welcoming you there. 


As September starts, all the various groups at St John’s are returning, including Children’s Church, the Youth Group, Toddle Along, Tuesday morning Bible Study and Choir rehearsals. Do get in touch if you would like more information about any of these, or about our range of home groups.


Our thoughts and prayers are particularly with young people starting back at school, students returning to university, and with all teachers and other school staff, and especially with those changing schools.


Our New Community Centre

Special Events for Autumn 2019



 Sunday 15th September 10am. ‘Back to Church Sunday’



 Saturday 28th September 10am-4pm. Official Opening St John’s Centre 3pm


Community group displays, refreshments, local choirs



 Sunday 29th September 10am. Service of Dedication6pm Festival Evensong



 Sunday 6th October 3pm. Pets Service


Join us as we celebrate our favourite animals. You are welcome to bring your pet!



 Saturday 12th October 7pm. Fundraising Concert: ‘Ensemble of Friends’



 Sunday 13th October 10am. Harvest Festival. 12pm Harvest Lunch



 Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October – ‘Prayer48’


Join us for a whole weekend of prayer, including Messy Church on Saturday 19th (further details to follow)



 Sunday 10th November 10am. Service of Remembrance


For more information about Prayer48 open this pdf document.
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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.