Messages from the Team Rector
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
"Walk in their shoes ...."
No doubt you’ve heard the expression, ‘Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes’ ....
"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 ....
"Facing the Ocean ...."
I remember talking with someone about the first time that they saw the ocean. The land ended, and there was the vastness of the sea and the sky, with ocean swells crashing ....
"The Spiritual Journey ...."
Quite often these days our relationship with God is couched in terms of a journey to know him. Others describe getting to know him as an exploration of the mystery ....
"April fools ..."
I’m not sure what we’re supposed to make of Easter Sunday falling on April Fools’ Day – what does it say of us Christians? Certainly much of the world thinks that believing in the resurrection is utter foolishness ....
"Holy Week Pilgrimage ..."
I’m writing this on Ash Wednesday as Lent begins. Ahead stretches 6 weeks of prayer and reflection as spiritually we journey with Jesus. Not only are we reminded of the 40 days and nights he spent in the desert fasting and praying while he sought vision for what he was called to be and do ....
"For the Lenten journey .."
February takes us into Lent remembering Jesus’ 40 days in the desert after his baptism in the River Jordan .....