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.

A warm light shines on a chalice of red wine and piece of bread

Come and Eat – Draw Near with Faith

Bishop Steven concludes our exploration of Holy Communion - the meal through which we may come and eat and be restored.

Come and See: a reflection

Come and See was a big, warm, open invitation to everyone across the diocese to explore Christian faith in Lent 2021. What happened next?

The Online Safety Bill

The Online Safety bill is a major step forward in preventing harm to children and vulnerable adults. But legislation is needed urgently.

Five key questions for public policy on AI

The ethical complexity of new technologies can seem overwhelming. The Bishop of Oxford offers five key questions for keeping ethics at the centre of AI strategy.
Red grapes

Come and Eat – Prayer and Parties

In episode three of Come and Eat, Bishop Steven explores holy communion as a sign of hope, with wine as a symbol of both joy and suffering.
Hands breaking a loaf of seeded bread in half

Come and Eat – The Bread of Life

Episode two of Come and Eat, Bishop Steven's podcast exploring holy communion, focuses on Jesus as the bread of life.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Bishop Steven gave the following sermon at the Civic Service with Prayers for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 16th April 2021 Some verses from our psalm: For he maketh the storm to cease : so that the waves thereof are still. Then…

Come and Eat – The Exhausted Prophet

The first in a short series looking at Holy Communion, beginning with the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19, the exhausted prophet.

Easter Day sermon

This seems a good year to reflect on the emotional depth and range of the Easter stories.