Messages from the Team Rector

Revd Steve Cooper

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.

Identity ......
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

 

Monday, 15 October 2018 14:40

November 2018

"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.

Monday, 24 September 2018 03:55

October 2018

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.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 10:20

September 2018

"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 ....

Saturday, 21 July 2018 08:56

August 2018

"Walk in their shoes ...."walk a mile

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 ....

Monday, 25 June 2018 10:00

July 2018

Gods will"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 ....

Sunday, 20 May 2018 12:21

June 2018

ocean"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 ....

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 08:51

May 2018

journey"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 ....

Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:17

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