My Lords it’s a privilege to contribute to this debate. I congratulate the new ministers and express appreciation to Baroness Barron and to Baroness Jolly for her valedictory speech. There is much to commend in the gracious speech. A few weeks ago Pope Francis addressed the leaders of the G7 on the risks and opportunities […]

Let’s unite behind our compromise

I write to make a number of points in response to your letter to the Archbishops of 26 June. Your letter makes a series of charges against the bishops of the Church of England and I have no doubt has caused hurt to LGBTQIA+ Christians and their…

Bishop Steven calls on Ofcom to strengthen Children’s Code

Bishop Steven is one of a group of eight members of the House of Lords who have criticised Ofcom’s approach to the Children’s Code which is currently being consulted on. The letter in full: We are writing to you as parliamentarians…
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How to pray for the General Election

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.