There has been a famine of good news in 2022. How is it possible even to say Happy Christmas in the face of such a year? How do we hear the angel’s message: ‘Do not be afraid, for I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people’?

Rising to the challenge

The 2021 census was a significant moment. The Church cannot flourish with a thin, emaciated concept of what it means to tell the Good News. Only a Church which recovers the deep discipline of evangelism will flourish in the coming years.
Still of Bishop Steven's film

Wisdom from above

Following the publication of Together in Love and Faith, Bishop Steven offers a commentary and reflections on the next stage of the Living in Love and Faith process.
Three volumes of Psalms Through the Centuries hard back books displayed on a table tablecloth.

Psalms through the centuries

Bishop Steven's speech at the launch event of the Psalms history commentary by the Revd Canon Professor Sue Gillingham.

St Mary’s Banbury Festival 200

A Sermon for the Civic Service of Thanksgiving marking the end of St Mary's Festival 200.

Supporting behaviour change

The Lord Bishop of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support behaviour change as part of the pathway to net zero emissions. Read his full speech given in the House of Lords on 20 November 2022. My Lords I…

May Elizabeth our Queen rest in peace and rise in glory

A Sermon for the Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving for the late Queen Elizabeth.

A message of thanks

The four bishops wrote to all licensed clergy, LLMs and church officers in the diocese to thank them for responding so well in the days following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
King Charles

A prayer for the King

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, issues a message and prayer as King Charles III ascends to the throne.

Statement from the Bishop of Oxford

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, head of the Church of England.