A year ago I invited the Diocese of Oxford to listen to God through a particular passage of Scripture: the beatitudes of Matthew 5.1-10. We are exploring our call to be a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: more contemplative, more compassionate and more courageous. I know from different conversations, gatherings and […]

A prayer walk across Oxford

Join the Bishop of Oxford as he prays for the renewal of the ministry of every parish church in teaching the faith to enquirers and new Christians.

The Pattern of the Good Shepherd

The Bishop of Oxford’s charge to those about to be ordained priest

General Synod and the Oxford amendment

Address to General Synod 2017 was BP’s biggest year of exploration since 2004. Shell boasts on its website: “We have no immediate plans to move to a net zero emissions portfolio over our investment horizon of 10-20 years” At Shell’s…
Image of a church with oil barrels and flare
Time for divestment. Image of an empty fuel guage
Bishop Steven addressing diocesan synodSteven Buckley

Pentecost

Here is a vital part of the Christian story, unknown now outside the Church and often neglected within it. The world preserves a memory of Jesus birth. The world preserves a memory of Jesus as a healer and teacher. The world remembers, when…

Adventurous and courageous leadership

The following text, adapted for the blog, is the core of a keynote address on leadership, given by Bishop Steven to over 500 Christian leaders at the 4th Forum christlicher Führungskräfte in Fribourg, Switzerland in March 2018. The keynote…

A Compassionate Church: Colossians

“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God”(3.1). (The following Bible study was recorded at the Living Waters clergy conference. View it here on YouTube) In…