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General Synod and ways forward

Dear Friends and Colleagues Thanks for your prayers for the General Synod as we met this week. It was a good meeting, in the end, with a good but difficult debate on human sexuality at its heart. Emotions were understandably raw when…

A prayer for the General Synod

Dear Friends and Colleagues As you will know the General Synod meets this week.  On Wednesday the Synod will reflect in small groups on GS 2055 on Marriage and Same Sex relationships after the Shared Conversations and hold a take note debate…

Come and See!

This is one of the times of the year when the Church needs to make “Come and see” our song.

A day in the Abingdon Deanery

I began a new part of my journey across the Diocese of Oxford last week.  In October there were four Welcome Eucharists, one in each Archdeaconry.  In November, I’ve travelled across the city of Oxford, visiting incumbents in the Cowley…

Sing songs of hope, new hymns of joy

From time to time, I try and write a new hymn.  Some are better than others.  I’m not a musician so I write them to an existing hymn tune.  For the last few years I’ve tried to write a new hymn as the verse on my official Christmas card. …

Safeguarding Matters

Some of you will be aware that on the day of my inauguration as Bishop of Oxford, there was a small demonstration outside Christ Church by two survivors of sexual abuse who go by the names of ‘Joe’ and ‘Michael’. Christ Church welcomed…

St Luke's Day 2016

A message for all those leading groups for enquirers and new Christians I write this message on St Luke’s day to everyone in the Diocese of Oxford and beyond who is involved in planning or leading groups for enquirers and new Christians…

What’s your favourite film, Bishop?

I did a couple of television interviews on the morning of my inauguration service on 30th September.  At the end of the second interview, Emma from ITV asked me a question which should have been very simple: “What’s your favourite film?” My…

An immense privilege...’

We moved house a week ago and I write this in the midst of builders and packing cases.  It’s been a good move and we are glad to be here.  I’m looking forward to the inauguration of my ministry on September 30 and to the four Welcome Eucharists…