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With the UK General Election on the horizon, Bishop Steven urged Diocesan Synod to pray for the nation.

The Anxious Generation: a call for radical reform

The Anxious Generation Dozens of books are published every year now on the risks of technology and AI. I can only read a fraction and I have to confess I start more than I finish. But every so often I am gripped by a book I can’t put down…

Debate on support for persecuted Christians around the world

Bishop Steven speaks during the House of Lords debate on support for persecuted Christians around the world. My Lords, may I too add my congratulations and appreciation to Baroness Foster for securing this important debate and for her comprehensive…
Bishop Steven at Christ Church Cathedral.

A message for Easter 2024

For they did not yet understand (20.9) A very happy Easter to you and to your families. May you know the hope of the risen Christ in your homes and in your hearts. I love the gospel stories of the resurrection. One of the things I love…

Presidential address March 2024: Amplifying children and young people’s voices

At Diocesan Synod in March Bishop Steven encouraged a greater focus on children's and youth ministry across the diocese.

EV strategy stuck in the slow lane

The Lord Bishop of Oxford is part of a committee which has called on the Government to recharge its EV strategy, in a report on the UK’s transition to electric vehicles.

A message for Lent

A sermon for the beginning of Lent, preached in St Mary’s Iffley and Keble College Chapel on 11th February. The readings for the day were 2 Kings 2.1-12; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6 and Mark 2.1-9.

A New Year’s Day message

Bishop Steven shares his reflections on 2023 and looks ahead to the year to come.

A Christmas Day message

Bishop Steven shares his message of joy at given at a service at Christ Church Cathedral on Christmas Day.

A Christmas Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer

This Christmas season as many people may be feeling alone, feeling the pressure of the busyness of preparations, missing loved ones or struggling to get into the spirit of Christmas as they face conflict at home and around the world. The Bishop of Oxford reflects on the Lord’s Prayer, looking at Christmas through the lens of the familiar words we have been taught by Jesus himself.