Contemplative, Compassionate, Courageous : Dorchester Area Development Day

A few weeks ago I invited the Diocese of Oxford to dwell deeply in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 in the coming year in many different ways.  As part of this dwelling deep we are holding a series of Area Days in different parts of the Diocese. …

A Kimberley and Kuruman diary

I spent four days in Kimberley with over fifty people involved in links and partnerships across our two diocese. Here’s a snapshot.

Thoughts and prayers for the Diocese of Sheffield

My thoughts and prayers are with the Diocese of Sheffield following publication of Sir Philip Mawer’s report into the recent process of appointment of my successor.

Faith Communities and Climate Change

We are communities of hope whose values lead us to work for change, not against the findings of science but in tandem to bring about a more sustainable world.

Called to be Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous

I am writing to invite every church, chaplaincy, small group and school in the diocese to do something very simple but life changing over the next year.

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide to the Key Issues

I’ve been exploring Artificial Intelligence for some time now. In June I was appointed to sit on a new House of Lords Select Committee on AI as part of my work in the House of Lords.

Contemplative, Compassionate, Courageous: a vision for a Christ-like Church

My aim this year has been to begin to get to know the Diocese and begin to be known.  We’ve also begun discern together a common vision for the future...

The Burning Bush

Exploring the themes of vocation and ministry and leadership through the story of the call of Moses as told in Exodus 3 and 4.

A year of listening

For over a year now, I’ve been listening. In the months before I arrived I met with each of my new senior colleagues and have spent time reflecting on the qualities the diocese said they would like their new bishop to have. I paid particular…

Towards a Common VIsion

At each Deanery day I have given an address attempting to answer the question of vision and future direction for the diocese.  This has evolved and changed significantly over the last five months.  Some of the early content was very different indeed.  We recorded the Aylesbury gathering on 26th April and the recording is available here.  You may want to listen to it as part of your preparation (particularly if you have not yet been to a deanery day or yours was one of the early meetings).