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
"Welcome Susan ....."
It is with real joy that we look forward to Susan Salt’s arrival with us in the Team. These past months she’s been disengaging from her previous career as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Medical Director of Trinity Hospice in Blackpool.
"Cornelius Moments ....."
May’s Daily and Sunday readings take us to one of the most exciting and transformative moments for the early Church (Acts 10 & 11).
"Imagine Easter ....."
Some years ago I saw Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of Christ’ .....
"A Lenten Battle ....."
March takes us into Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on 6th .....
"Teach me, my God and King!"
If saints are people who inspire us; people through whom we see the light of God shining, then for me, though he may not have a capital ‘S’ .....
"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 .....