The River of Life: Ezekiel 47.1-12

Bishop Steven's Opening Address to the Living Waters Clergy Conference “Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple towards the east…” (The following address…

The only way is Ethics

Developing Artificial Intelligence in the UK   For the past year, I’ve been a member of the House of Lord’s Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The Committee of 13 members received 223 pieces of written evidence and took…

Resurrection

This sermon was delivered by Bishop Steven at the Choral Eucharist on Easter Day (1st April) at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.  Happy Easter. The Lord is risen. Today is the 1st April and it seems a very good day to announce my plans…

Tending Creation

In the 21st Century, the Church of Jesus Christ should be at the forefront of tending creation and care for the beauty and life entrusted to us.

Abundant Life: discovering together a Common Vision

Address from the Common Vision Area Day at Green Park Conference Centre in Reading, 3 March 2018

Getting ready for Lent

Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, and lasts for 40 days until Easter. Lent began in the early church as 40 days of preparation time for new Christians to prepare for baptism at Easter.  The whole Church started to…

Plough Wednesday: a rural adventure

A couple of weeks ago I had my first experience of “Plough Wednesday”: an annual opportunity to explore rural life and ministry across the Diocese of Oxford.

Called to be Christ-like

An update on our common vision process Over a hundred people from across the diocese came together on Saturday 20th January to reflect on progress so far in our common vision process. We gathered as lay chairs, area deans, members of Bishop’s…