Confirmation Service
20. June 2021
At 3pm today +Bishop Dagmar Winter led a lovely service as members of our congregation confirmed their faith. We congratulate and send our best wishes and prayers to our friends as they continue on their journey of faith and praise. 'But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." (Psalms 31:14)

Planting of an apple tree
11. June 2021
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I should still plant my apple tree." (Martin Luther) Very pleased this week, to have planted an apple tree at St John's! A recent gift from the congregation for the collation and induction of Rev James Shakespeare. The tree is a symbol of fruitfulness and a sign of our commitment to eco Church/ care of God's creation.

Calling all walkers!
11. June 2021
The St Johns walking group will restart in June and meet monthly thereafter. Our walks will be led by David Waterhouse, Cathy Davies or James and will be about 5 miles long. We suggest you bring a drink and snack and we will aim to be back at St Johns by approximately 1.30pm. Our first walk will be a Barrington/ Shepreth circuit on Thursday 24th June. Meeting at 10.00am at St Johns or at 10.30am on the Green, Barrington close to Barrington village shop. Please let Cathy Davies know if you plan...

Collation and Induction of Rev James Shakespeare as Vicar
10. June 2021
At the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 23rd May, at 11am, the Bishop of Ely, Rt Rev Stephen Conway, and the Archdeacon of Cambridge, Ven Alex Hughes, Collated and Inducted James as Vicar of St John the Evangelist. We give our thanksgiving for a special Pentecost celebration, renewal of our Christian vision and re-commissioning of the whole mission & ministry of our Parish. A few pictures from the day, with Rev. Dr Muthraj Swamy & Canon Kate Aylmer, can be seen below.

Ceri Payne to join team at St John's
25. April 2021
It is a joy to announce the appointment of Ceri Payne as a new member of the clergy team at St John the Evangelist, Cambridge. Ceri will be ordained deacon at Ely on 4th July, prior to joining St John’s as an assistant curate. Ceri comes with a professional background as a barrister and QC, and has been an active lay Christian for many years, including involvement in international student ministry in Cambridge. She recently made it to the final of University Challenge, representing Magdalene...

Reflection for Easter Monday
Thought For The Day · 05. April 2021
‘Let him easter in us.’ - Gerard Manley Hopkins ‘Christ is Risen! There’s ecstasy for a moment, sheer, wild, abandoned ecstasy. And then we have a Bank Holiday.’ John Pritchard ‘If anyone is in Christ there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!’ 2 Corinthians 5:17 After Christmas there come the 12 days of Christmas that take us to Epiphany. We continue eating, seeing relatives and friends, partying at New Year and celebrating the birth...

Reflection for Easter Day
Thought For The Day · 03. April 2021
St Mary Magdalene at the Sepulchre (Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo) (Getty Center) Reading: John 20.1-18: “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb” John 20.1 During the periods of lockdown over the last year, I have got even more used to rising early. Along with many parents of school-aged children, home- schooling during the pandemic, I have struggled to find times for peaceful working without their (smiling, enthusiastic, but sometimes...

Reflection for Holy Saturday
Thought For The Day · 03. April 2021
Holy Saturday Matthew 27:57-end; c.f. John 19:38-end; Matthew 28; John 11:25-26. “Crucified, dead and buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven.” - The Apostles' Creed. “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” - Jesus, in John 11:25-26 (NRSV) The Easter Triduum – that is, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter...

Reflection for Good Friday
Thought For The Day · 02. April 2021
Bearing of the Cross (Albrecht Dürer) (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) Reflection for Good Friday Isaiah 52.13-53.13, the Suffering Servant ‘Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions... Upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises weare healed.’ (Isaiah 53.4-5) Today we come to the heart of Holy Week, to the action of God, in his Beloved Son...

Reflection for Maundy Thursday
Thought For The Day · 01. April 2021
Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31-35, Luke 22:14-23; c.f. Matthew 3:13-17; Philippians 2:5-11. “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should loveone another.” - John 13:34 (NRSV) There are many titles we can use to describe our Saviour, Jesus Christ. To name a few, we may call Him Lord; the Messiah; Teacher; Healer; Emmanuel, or God-with-us; Cornerstone; the Son of Man; the Son of God; Servant; King; and, of course, the Servant King. All...

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