Shalome MacNeill Cooper

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I've been known in these parts for riding a horse to chapel, planting prayer chains in the garden with seeds, taking our prayers, burning them and burying them in the pouring rain on Good Friday, having a good sense of humour but also taking ministry very seriously. I've been compared to the Vicar of Dibley on more than one occasion (I could do with a Verger Alice type friend to be honest and don't worry, no one has asked me to be the village Easter Bunny...yet) and described as a farmer's minister.That's probably because I have lead worship in a barn often and I know the difference between a Hereford and a Holstein because I come from a farming community. For stationing I requested a rural area and I have not been disappointed. I've been living in Shropshire since 2017 and before that on Iona in Scotland for a number of years. I have two decades experience in paid accountable ministry but I'm relatively new to Methodism so I'm still learning what Methodism is all about.

My understanding of the Trinity is grounded in the Celtic Christian Tradition and expressed through Methodism. I tend to easily identify with the spiritually curious and therefore try to offer leadership that is an engaged spirituality whilst upholding those who still long for the 'Glory Days'. I'm passionate about the envrionment, equality, interfaith matters and worship.

I am in partnered ministry with Revd. James Eaton-Challinor and together we serve Rea Valley Methodist Churches (8 sites one church), and, Bayston Hill, Greenfields, Bomere Heath and Belle Vue.

Calendar

News stories

Second Sunda
Good news!
Rev James: Sun 05 Dec
First Sunday
Be not afraid!
Rev James: Sat 04 Dec

Publications

Preaching Plan 5 Dec-27Feb22
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Lectionary Readings 5Dec-27Feb22
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