Revd Steve Cooper
As Team Rector I have overall responsibility for the Fellside Team and work with Garry, Delphine and Dianne to support the work of our parishes. Day to day I have responsibility for St Lawrence, Barton; St Eadmer, Bleasdale and St Mary, Goosnargh.
I am also Chaplain of Fleetwood Lifeboat.
I am also Ex-Officio Foundation Governor at St Lawrence School, Barton; St Eadmer School, Bleasdale, Goosnargh Oliverson's School.
copper, scientist, care-worker who's
been a priest, teacher, chaplain, now Rector
husband, dad, lifeboatman too!
What that makes me, I know not, do you?
God is more interested in where we are going than where we've been.
'Metanoia' - I may foul up, but with God's help I can change!
Chocolate is God's sign he/she wants us to be happy.
‘Lift is created by the onward rush of life over the curved wing of soul’, Robert Macfarlane.
'These are my principles, if you don't like them I have others', Groucho Marx.
'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind', Gandhi.
'Mercy and truth are met together, righteousness and peace have kissed', Psalm 85
‘Only this is required of you: to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God', Micah 6.8
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and your neighbours as yourself,'
Jesus (Mark 12.30)
‘I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you’, Jesus (John 13.34)
‘Pray for those who need to forget the God they do not believe in, that they might meet God who believes in them’, Iona
"Christian Unity in a Divided World"
In recent years I’ve become increasingly aware of a shift in our national discourse, with a significant willingness to use the ‘us/them’ language of division around nationality, race .....
"Neither Understood, Nor Overcome ..... "
As I write the Christmas ads are picking up momentum, Christmas songs are getting played on the radio, and preparation for events, services and other Christmas stuff in Church and School is all underway.
"100 Years and Still No Peace ..... "
Over the last four years we have heard and told all kinds of stories which have helped us to engage with understanding the First World War. There have been powerful films and dramas such as War Horse.
William Tyndale and Bible Sunday
In the Church’s calendar October includes both the remembrance of William Tyndale (6th) and Bible Sunday (28th). For me Tyndale has always been something of a hero of the church.
"Give thanks for a farmer ...."
The other day I was at Brock Auctions watching some lamb and beef sales. For those for whom it is part of everyday life, it no doubt passed by without too much comment, but ....
"Walk in their shoes ...."
No doubt you’ve heard the expression, ‘Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes’. Tracing its history I discovered this is a Cherokee saying ....
"God's will for me ...."
The moment when we acknowledge the presence and reality of God – that he is the creator and we are his beloved creation – we open up a whole new set of questions ....