Revd Steve Cooper
As Team Rector I have overall responsibility for the Fellside Team and work with Garry, Susan and Delphine 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'm also Ex-Officio Foundation Governor at Goosnargh Oliverson's School.
Once a member of the boat crew, these days I remain Chaplain of Fleetwood Lifeboat.
Baker, sailor, no candle-stick maker
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?
Favourite Thoughts ....
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
"A Time To Give Thanks ...."
The autumnal equinox on 22nd September is often considered to mark the changing of the seasons as we move from summer to autumn .....
"The Change of Seasons ...."
One of the joys of living in the UK is the variety of the seasons as the year rolls around. In other parts of the world the seasons and the weather are much more stable .....