Bishop Steven addressing Area Deans and Lay Chairs. January 2023

As energy returns to our churches and the process of spiritual renewal continues, we must rebalance our common life towards seven disciplines of evangelism. But it is even more vital that we remain centred ourselves on the eight beautiful qualities; the Beatitudes, the best description there has ever been of what it means to be human and the most profound portrait of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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.
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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.
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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.

Comfortable Words

Through nine reflections, Steven Croft examines the ‘comfortable words’ of Isaiah 40-55, the song of an unnamed prophet.
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The Lamb of God: Episode 1 – The Cup

Bishop Steven begins a series of reflections on the story of Jesus' passion, as told in the Gospel of John.