We stand at a key moment in the life of our Diocese. For two years, we have been exploring God’s call to us and our common vision. What kind of Church are we called to be? A more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world: more contemplative, more compassionate and more courageous. We want […]

Julia Jones, REInspired

REInspired brings Christianity alive in classrooms across Berkshire and beyond. Julia Jones describes her faith journey, and the journey of REInspired to the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford.

Rethinking evangelism

An (unauthorised) background paper for the General Synod. The General Synod of the Church of England meets in London next week (20-23 February, 2019). The main theme of the Synod is evangelism in different shapes and forms. On Wednesday we…

The Rt Revd Andrew Proud, Bishop of Reading

The Rt Revd Andrew Proud retires at Easter. Bishop Andrew chats to Bishop Steven about his ministry in England and in Ethiopia.

Felicity Scroggie, Bishop's Advisor in Women's Ministry

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft in conversation with the Revd Felicity Scroggie, our Bishop's Advisor in Women's Ministry.
Bishop Steven with John Sentamu Archbishop of York

John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, talks with the Archbishop of York about his faith, his work and his story.

How do people come to faith? Catechesis 101

It was good to welcome over 450 clergy and LLM’s to five different Bishop’s Study Days across the Diocese of Oxford in November. We welcomed a guest theologian at each of the study days who gave us a deep dive into the Christian tradition.…

Come to the waters: preaching between Epiphany and Lent

Happy New Year! There are eight Sundays this year between Epiphany and Lent. As we continue our journey of renewing catechesis across the Diocese, may I offer you some suggestions for your preaching and notices and pastoral conversations? It…

Do not be afraid

There is a refrain which runs through Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus: “Do not be afraid!” How we need to hear it. The angel speaks with Zechariah: “Do not be afraid”. The angel visits Mary: “Do not be afraid”. The angel stands…

Let’s raise a glass

Let’s raise a glass this week to the people who... ...are making holes in oranges and assembling Christingles; to the wardens who open and close the church; to the volunteer cleaners who scrub candlewax out of the carpet and polish the…