St John the Evangelist Church

and the St John's Centre


A very warm welcome to St John's, a Church of England parish church in the south of Cambridge.


 This website is designed to give you a feel for life at St John's; both the church, the parish and our community rooms. 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 information about how St John's are responding to the pandemic, including details of our return to gathered worship, please 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.

New Service Times!


From this coming Sunday we have new times for our services. Please see the information below, we hope you can join us.


Morning service at 10:00am

August 1st  & September 5th, All Age Service

August 8, 22 & 29th & September 12 & 26th, Parish Communion

August 15th & September 19th, All Age Communion


Evening Service at 6:00pm

August 1st & September 5th, Holy Communion

August 8,15, 22 & 29th & September 12, 19 & 26th, Evensong

Services for Sunday 1st August

10.00am All Age Service with Baptism. Led by Revd Chris Campbell

Reading: John 6.24-35


Join us online here:


6pm Holy Communion. Revd Chris Campbell presiding, with Revd Kate Aylmer preaching.

Readings: Hebrews 11.17-31 and Luke 12.13-21

Weekday Worship

Monday -        Morning Prayer in Church, 9:00am

Tuesday -        Morning Prayer on Zoom, 9:00am

                          Sung Evensong with Charter Choir, 6:30pm

Wednesday -  Morning Prayer in Church, 9:00am

                          Holy Communion in Church, 10:00am

Thursday -      Morning Prayer on Zoom, 9:00am


Please message us if you would like to join Morning Prayer on Zoom.

Parish Voice for July

This month's Parish Voice has now been published to update you on all thats been happening in our parish. We invite you to have a read by clicking on the file below.

Parish Voice for July
This month's Parish Voice has now been published. We invite you to have a read and see what's been happening in our Parish.
Parish Voice July 2021 - for website.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.8 MB


Exploring the link between music and astronomy

by Dr Nicole Pawellek, 

the Institute of Astronomy


 Friday 6th August at 7pm

St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road


Is our Solar System musical? Find out how much music is hidden in Space, learn about musical astronomy and catch a glimpse into the wonder of creation.

Raising fund for St John’s Church, tickets £5 on the door. Refreshments included and All Welcome!

Email for more information

A Rocha Eco-Church


St John's is well on its way to accreditation under the A Rocha Eco-church scheme. A group of us have planned out many initiatives to be pursued over the rest of the year with the support of the PCC, the congregation and our local community. We will be focussing on environmental issues in our worship and prayer, ensuring that we conserve resources and recycle our waste as efficiently as possible, managing our premises in a wildlife friendly manner, and trying to ensure that we all understand the many and complex environmental problems that beset our world at the moment.


If you would like to know more about our activities and be put in touch with others who are committed to action, contact Roger

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.

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.