The Rev. Celeste O. Cox

Priest Associate
The Rev. Celeste O. Cox currently serves as priest-in-residence on the staff of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Middletown, where she participates on a regular basis as presider and preacher. Previously she served as rector of Christ Church, Dover, 1999-2013. She chaired the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Delaware for 8 years. Celeste has particular interests in the biblical foundations of pastoral care and theology and in a variety of contemplative prayer practices.

Presently she facilitates a Centering Prayer Group that includes group reflection on a variety of topics focused on contemplative practices and spiritual growth. She is a clinically trained, board-certified chaplain (retired status, Association of Professional Chaplains). She served for a number of years as a member of the Professional Advisory Group for the Pastoral Care Department at Christiana Care Health System where she also led didactic sessions for CPE students on the topic of self-care.

Celeste’s husband Lou plays oboe, clarinet and saxophone in various community bands and is a member of St. Anne’s Choir.
When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook.
When love is the way, poverty will become history.
When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary.
When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside, to study war no more.
- The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop &Primate of The Episcopal Church