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Our Virtual Sites

Facebook

Our Facebook Page contains all the latest news, live events, services and a growing archive of video messages . We also have a thriving commnity group on Facebook for members of our Church Family.

YouTube

We have a YouTube channel where we publish all our pre-recorded events at the same time as they go live on Facebook for non-Facebook users. We also publish recordings of live events after they finish.

Parish of Cove

WELCOME

We are currently meeting online! Whether you are already a member of our family or just looking you are welcome to join us as we seek the Lord together in worship, hear from the Bible and spend time in His presence in our many homes! Through the amazing blessing of technology we are still meeting in homegroups, Worship Wednesdays and various other opportunities. Follow our facebook page to find out more. All are welcome

Normally we are one family in two homes (Christ Church Cove & St John’s Cove) with various styles of worship and all can find a place to belong.

Join us on Sunday at 10am on our facebook page or youtube channel

Our Physical Sites

St John's, Cove

St John’s is in the centre of Cove. To get to St John’s by car you will need to enter St John’s road from Fleet Road.

Christ Church, Cove

Christ Church is on the Cove Road next to the Trademans Arms and almost opposite
Tesco Extra.

Parish of Cove

WELCOME

We are currently meeting online! Whether you are already a member of our family or just looking you are welcome to join us as we seek the Lord together in worship, hear from the Bible and spend time in His presence in our many homes! Through the amazing blessing of technology we are still meeting in homegroups, Worship Wednesdays and various other opportunities. Follow our facebook page to find out more. All are welcome

Normally we are one family in two homes (Christ Church Cove & St John’s Cove) with various styles of worship and all can find a place to belong.

Join us on Sunday at 10am on our facebook page or youtube channel

Christ Church, Cove

Christ Church is on the Cove Road next to the Trademans Arms and almost opposite
Tesco Extra.

Christ Church Map

St John's, Cove

St John’s is in the centre of Cove. To get to St John’s by car you will need to enter St John’s road from Fleet Road.

St. John's Map

Sermon Archive

As we are currently online and people are at home with more time available, then why not listen to one of our archive of sermons, even if you were there when the talk was given how about listening again.

Parish Of Cove Leadership

Meet our ministry team

Gemma Foster

Gemma Foster

Rector

Gemma is married to J and they have 2 children Imogen & Joel. Gemma didn’t grow up in the church but came to faith in her teens before going on to study at London School of Theology. After this she joined staff team of Soul Survivor Watford Church as an Assistant Pastor where she remained for almost 11 years, during this time she felt called to Ordination so left to do a curacy at St Paul’s Letchworth Garden City & All Saints in Willian. Gemma moved to Cove in Spring 2019 and is really excited about the future here in the Parish of Cove with the unification, launch of Christ Church and strengthening the family ties between Christ Church and St John’s as we move into this next chapter together. She is also working on a PhD looking at faith development and discipleship in young adults. Gemma is passionate about creating environments where people can engage with God, experience being part of a community and grow in their faith to become authentic disciples of Jesus. Gemma’s signature style is coffee mug in hand and chatting to someone.

Gemma’s role involves shaping the vision, strategy, culture and mission for the parish. She oversees the Sunday services, homegroups, children’s and youth work across the parish.

Steve Stewart

Steve Stewart

Associate Rector

Steve is married to Amanda, and they have three children (Shona, Tamsin, now with the Lord, and Hetty). Steve became a Christian at 17, not only rejoicing in my salvation but, over the years, by God's grace, having my faith ever more strengthened by the overwhelming weight of forensic evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is indeed the Lord and the Christ. Prior to receiving a dog collar, Steve trained as an engineer, had careers in finance training, procurement and IT. During this time, Steve also led church youth groups, camps, holiday clubs and the church worship band, among many other ministries. Following his training at Oak Hill Theological College, Steve had a great curacy in Norwich, and has served in Cove since 2004, first as a Team Vicar and since 2019 as Associate Rector. Steve has a passion for Bible teaching and preaching to mature all in Christ, and is reading for a PhD looking at The Role of the Law of Moses in the Fourth Gospel. He enjoys great company and food, playing and listening to music, techy stuff and a good laugh.

Steve has responsibility for pastoral care across the parish and shaping and investing in the pastoral care team. Steve also invests in the preaching team and emerging preachers, overseeing ministry to the third age and you can glean some of his theological insight from deeper teaching series. He is also chaplain to the mayor

You Version Verse of the day

YouVersion Verse of the day

Matthew 11:28 (WEB)
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

Life Events

Marriage

If you would like to get married at either Christ Church or St John’s then please is get in touch with our parish office.

 

Baptism 

If you are interesting in baptism we would love to hear from you!  please contact the church office

Funerals

Normally arrangements are made directly with the funeral directors. Should you have any questions please contact the Parish Office. 

Churchyard

St. Johns has a churchyard; guidance on the Diocesan Churchyard Regulations which apply to St John’s Churchyard, Cove is available by clicking more details.

What we believe

At the parish of Cove we affirm the 39 Articles of the Church of England and we subscribe to the basis of Faith from the Church of England Evangelical council

39 ArticlesBasis of Faith

Church Blog

The Latest News & Updates

Corona Virus Prayer from 24/7

Corona Virus Prayer from 24/7

A prayer from 24/7 prayer for this time of great uncertainity please join with the Parish of Cove to look to God for help to face Corona Virus.

Corona Virus

Our response to Corona Virus based on information from the Diocese of Guildford. We are aware that we are still in the containment phase so this advice may change.

Church Blog

The Latest News & Updates

Corona Virus Prayer from 24/7

Corona Virus Prayer from 24/7

A prayer from 24/7 prayer for this time of great uncertainity please join with the Parish of Cove to look to God for help to face Corona Virus.

Corona Virus

Our response to Corona Virus based on information from the Diocese of Guildford. We are aware that we are still in the containment phase so this advice may change.