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 Lamb of God: Episode 2 – The Courtyard

Bishop Steven continues to reflect on the story of Jesus' passion, looking at how his light shines in the darkness.
Sculptures

The Lamb of God: Episode 3 – The Custom

Bishop Steven encourages listeners to relate to the characters in the story - both the powerful and the powerless.
Jesus wearing crown of thorns

The Lamb of God: Episode 4 – The Crown

On Palm Sunday, Jesus makes a profound statement of who he claims to be. Then he takes this claim to kingship and turns it inside out.
Crucifixion and sunlight

The Lamb of God: Episode 5 – The Cross

Bishop Steven brings us to the centre of the story as we travel with Jesus to the cross and to his battle with death.
Relief carving of Jesus

The Lamb of God: Episode 6 – The Cave

We end these reflections with much to think about, but hopefully with anticipation. The story is told but is not yet complete.
Bishop Steven preaches from the pulpit of Christ Church Cathedral

Chrism Mass sermon

An address from the Bishop of Oxford for the Chrism Mass service, delivered at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Come and Eat

Bishop Steven Croft looks forward to the signs of hope in the next few months and shares a fresh invitation to come and eat.

Do not be afraid

Fear is our unwelcome and sometimes unacknowledged companion in most situations of crisis and in many different parts of our lives. Look back over the last six months and reflect for a moment. What part has fear played in your own life and your life’s journey?

Loving our neighbours online

Bishop Steven urges the government to consider implementing a Code of Practice for both Hate Crime and wider legal harms.