St John’s Parish Church

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St John’s is the historic Parish Church for Peterborough. It is home to a vibrant church community and offers a variety of events, activities and support for all ages. All are welcome. There are lots of volunteering opportunities as well.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • there are a variety of interesting activities and events to stimulate your mind
  • there are many opportunities to socialise with others, giving you a wellbeing boost
  • there is spiritual support and ongoing activities for those who would like to bolster their wellbeing this way

What to expect

St John’s is a warm and welcoming space in a prominent position in the heart of Peterborough’s Cathedral Square, just outside Queensgate shopping centre. Activities and events have a lively buzz.

They have various ‘pop-up’ cafes during the week, serving hot drinks and cakes for a reasonable cost.

Other activities include:

  • a weekly Health Hub with visiting health professionals offering information on different topics
  • a craft club
  • Tuesday lunchtime concerts
  • Piccolo – a preschool children’s monthly music concert

Find out their events here.

They also have a Book Nook – a selection of second-hand books on changing themes, available to buy at a small cost.

St John’s is fully wheelchair accessible including the toilets. There are carparks in the Queensgate shopping centre, and several others within walking distance.


Volunteers are a vital part of St. John’s activities and support. Please contact them if you are interested in finding out more.

More information

St John’s historic parish church for Peterborough is a Grade 1 listed building and designated as a Major Parish Church and is an iconic feature of the city centre. It has been a living heritage of faith serving the people of the city since 1407.

Find out about the history of the church here. You can walk around and find out interesting features on this page.

Many activities are free.

Piccolo children’s music has a small charge, ask them about the details. Various events ask for a donation if you can afford it. Food and drinks at the cafes have a small charge. They also offer various crafts, cards and books for sale.

How to contact

Where to go

St John's Parish Church
Church St
Peterborough PE1 1XB

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