Spirituality

Stephen Power, Chaplain :

Stephen J Power 29th July 2016

Born and raised in Liverpool.

All of my working life has been spent in Manufacturing: this includes leather for world famous Fashion Houses to specialistclothing for the Emergency Services : from plastic recycling to HMP workshops.

I’ve worked on the outer edges of the Music & Motion Picture Industry and negotiated with National and International companies.
I understand the pressure of work and the balance of the family.

 

There is a long tradition in non-denominational schools of the Chaplain providing support for pupils, staff and parents without reference to whether or not they are people of faith, as well as being a link to the community of which the school is part. I trust I can continue in that valuable tradition.

Borrowing phrases from colleagues, I hope to be “a moral compass” and “a spiritual mentor” within the school, something we all need at different stages through life.

“The very presence of the chaplain in the school reminds members of the school community that it is a Christian environment, animated by the Holy Spirit and guided by certain values.” 1

As well as Chaplaincy to EFS, I am Chaplain to a large Liverpool based charity with a proven track record of improving the quality of life for vulnerable and excluded people, and also regularly visit the retail outlets in Church St. Liverpool, alongside the Mission in the Economy City Centre Chaplains.2

I know from my Faith and my experience that the “Care Package” that God offers each and every one, brings peace and satisfaction.

I’m married with 4 children, and an equal number of grandchildren.

Today I am an Elder/Church Leader of Spellow Lane Evangelical Church, almost directly opposite the school, where my Pastoral role mirrors my Chaplain position. (www.spellowlanechurch.org)

 

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