Overview of all activities

In some cases these activities have their own web pages giving more detailed information. Where no contact details are provided, please contact the parish office for more information. And for the occasional activities, please watch the church Events and News feeds for information.

  • Toddle-A-Long, combining a short service for toddlers and their carers in the church followed by games and refreshments in the Wilkinson Room. This is held every Monday in term time between 10–11.30 am.   
  • Messy Church, a different kind of church, reaching people perhaps on the 'edge' of church, where Jesus spent most of his ministry - not in the religious centre of Jerusalem but on the messy fringes of Jewish society. It is about creativity, celebration and hospitality and includes songs, a story, crafts and a meal for all the family. There are 4 Messy Church events per year that will be advertised.  
  • Knitting group, meeting every Wednesday at 2pm in the Wilkinson Room. Members knit items that are then sent to help those in need abroad via charities. Please contact Lois Strangeways (tel. 01223 247001) for more information.
  • Music band, which plays for Family services and other occasions.
  • Monthly parish walks, usually on the second Saturday of the month. The walks are either what we call short walks of about 2 miles or longer walks of about 5 miles, and are usually within 10 miles of Cambridge. Please contact David Waterhouse (tel. 01223 510257) for more information.
  • Men's breakfast, held monthly on a Sunday morning (often the second Sunday, 8.30–9.40 am). The primary purpose will be to get to know each other in a relaxed environment. We will also be treated to a short story that offers a Christian perspective on the ups and downs of life and provokes thought and action. Please contact Peter Heslam for more information (tel. 722822, email peter.heslam@gmail.com).
  •  A Traidcraft stall is held after the morning service on the first Sunday of every month (except January at 11.15 and lasts about one hour). A wide variety of fair trade groceries, chocolate, sweets, cards and crafts is available together with the catalogue from which items may be ordered. Before Christmas we have Advent Calendars, cards, small gifts and stocking fillers; before Easter there Easter Eggs and cards. We highlight specific items with occasional additional displays, such as our Focus on Baking. The small income derived from sales is donated to St John’s and to Traidcraft Exchange, Traidcraft’s charity. Enquiries to Katie Knapton: 01223 212089, katieknapton42@gmail.com

  • Companions tea party, an afternoon meeting held every two months, mixing a social opportunity with something to think about. Please contact June Huntsman (tel. 01223 501721) for more information. Bible study and house groups. A number of groups operate, with different styles and frequency of meetings.

  • Visiting Companions, who visit the housebound, sick, or those just needing a bit of company now and again.

  • Services of worship and Holy Communion taken to local nursing homes.

  • Mum's and Toddler's group.

  • Brownies and Guides

  • Annual summer fête, which is a nice social time for the parish.

  • Special children's activities for Advent and Good Friday.

  • Shrove Tuesday supper, at which the choir often provides excellent entertainment.

  • Occasional music concerts in the church

  • Parish meals.