St John the Evangelist & the St John's Centre


This is the website of St John's Church and Community centre. For online Sunday worship, please click link above, 'Church at Home'. For more information about the St John's Centre please follow link St John's Centre. If you would like to sign up to St John's e-news, with regular up-dates, email  

Church at Home

St John's is still present and active....

Following the government directive, St John's as building, is now closed until further notice. This includes all services, as well as private prayer. However we remain 'church' together, even if we can't be 'at' church - living out our faith, in prayer, mutual concern & acts of loving service.


As well as a continuing pattern of daily prayer, our clergy and ministry team are preparing online Sunday Services, as well as services for Holy Week. We are also offering a daily 'Thought for the Day'.


Our ministers are also available for pastoral support by phone, and over the next few weeks we will continue to develop ways to stay connected.  


Follow this link to access the full range of resources offered by us here at St John's Hills Road.


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; our local Queen Edith's Community Forum issues regular advice and up-dates The 'Happy to Help' scheme is being expanded to co-ordinate support to self-isolating residents, and below is a recent TV interview with James, and Sam Davies, Chair of the Forum. The Helpline no. is 01223 641012.

A prayer from the Church of England:

About St John's

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

Sunday 5 April 2020: Palm Sunday

All worship is suspended until further notice. This Sunday's worship is online. Please pray that we may continue to 'sing the Lord's song in a strange land', as well as offering support, prayer and solidarity to all.


Daily Services Online during Holy Week

Please do join us for Holy Week, as we observe this sacred season, following Jesus to the Cross and Easter.

There is a special Easter 'Parish Voice' and a range of  worship materials, all online under 'Church at Home'.

New Children's Area at St John's

Families arriving at St John's will discover our new Children's Area, which the Children and Family's Team recently installed. This sacred space is designed to support the spirituality of the youngest members of our congregation and includes books, toys and resources, which can be used alongside all elements of the service. We look forward to Church re-opening in due course. In the meantime do see our resources online.

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.