A debate on 11 May 2022 on the Queen’s Speech following the State Opening of Parliament considering the upcoming Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Video still - Bishop Steven in his study looking into camera

Leadership at a time of chaos

We've experienced a massive disruption to the world and the life of the Church. Bishop Steven offers a reflection on leadership in chaos.

Easter message

The Church needs to take hold to and proclaim the life shaping, earth shaking, glorious, world changing message of Easter. Jesus Christ is risen. Death could not hold him. God raised him from the tomb.

Forgive us our sins

Part of the mystery of being human is that we make mistakes - that the darkness in the universe flows through us all. In hard times, and those times when we're finding our way, the Lord's Prayer is a source of strength and courage – a reminder to bring our whole selves to God, good bits and bad.

Give us today our daily bread

We are bombarded 24/7 by adverts with just one aim - to make us unhappy with what we have. Our relationship with stuff has gone badly wrong, and our greed is destroying this fragile planet.

A world-shaking event

Bishop Steven's address to Diocesan Synod in March 2022, focusing on the atrocities in Ukraine and our call to be a more Christ-like Church.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as in heaven

Every day the news reminds us of the threads of evil in the world. But the difficult things in life are not the end of the story.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

Your life is not some kind of cosmic accident. You do have a place in this world. The first line of the Lord’s Prayer can help you find it.

Sermon from Christ Church

Sermon from Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, preached by the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, at Holy Communion on 6 February 2022.
A compass is held up in front of mountains

Navigating well

Bishop Steven reflects on our calling to show the world love and hope even in the midst of sorrow and sickness and looks ahead to the invitation to come and see more of faith this Lent.