Parish of Cove St John’s, St Christopher’s and Southwood

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Welcome to the Church of England parish of Cove in North Hampshire, in the Diocese of Guildford, with its three churches: St John's, St Christopher's and Southwood.  

See what services and events are coming up at our three churches:

St Christopher’s


St John’s

Follow our curate Rev Gareth Dicks’ bible study blog

You can listen to Rev Steve Stewart’s song In The Centre of the Circle written and performed by Steve (produced by Mick Bowles, who also played the guitar solo)

You can read here Rev Steve Stewart’s address to the Cove Parish PCC and CVGs Away Day at Stockton House on 6 March 2010 on In Christ, In Church: What It Means to be Human

Lent at Cove Parish 2014

Teaching evenings 12 March to 9 April

Our three churches share a priority in engaging with the Bible.

So it seems good this Lent (the name the church gives to the season leading up to Easter) that we have a series of talks, with interactive discussion and small groups, looking at how we can read and understand the Old Testament better. Ideal for anybody who knows nothing, little or even quite a bit about the Old Testament!

This begins on Wednesday, 12 March 2014, and continues each Wednesday evening at 8 pm at St John's Church, Cove :.

When and where?

At 8pm (with coffee from 7:45pm) on the five Wednesday evenings in Lent (12 March through to 9 April) at St John’s Church, St John's Road, Cove, Farnborough GU14 9RQ

What will we do?

One of the clergy team will give a talk on the Old Testament, then we would do some informal small group work thinking about what we have just heard, as well as having a time of feedback together. We’ll finish by 9:30pm.

What are the titles of the talks?

Why is the OT important? Rev Gareth Dicks on 12/3

How then can I read 1 Kings? Rev Steve Stewart on 19/3

How then can I read Esther? Rev Esther Prior on 26/3

How then can I read Genesis? Rev Gareth Dicks on 2/4

How then can I read Jeremiah? Rev Jeremy Tyndall on 9/4

Who’s invited?

Everyone! We hope as many people as possible will be able to share in these gatherings.