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 are they glad, because they are at rest : and so […]

Rejoice in the Lord always

In the final episode of this series, Bishop Steven Croft explores how to live out Paul's extraordinary command to rejoice in the Lord always.

Finding strength from the centre

We come to Chapter 3 of Philippians and Paul takes us deeper still in this lockdown journey...

How to face enormous problems

The Church in Philippi is a fearful and anxious church. Paul does everything he can in his letter to calm this anxiety but he offers them something much more important than an answer...

Living is Christ and dying is gain

Almost two thousand years ago, a man we know as Paul sat down in his prison cell and wrote a short letter to his friends in a place called Philippi.

The River of Life

The Church will have returned to Ezekiel’s words countless times following war or disaster or famine or plague. We need to listen to the prophet’s vision today.

A More Christ-like Church

We’ve come to a particular place now in our journey through COVID-19. Restrictions are easing but the journey of recovery will be slower than our journey into lockdown.

What are human beings that you are mindful of them?

The pandemic has taken lives and robbed people of loved ones and has threatened our way of life for a time. We are still in the middle of it. But if Psalm 8 gives us a perspective on human life, it is that this pandemic is not the greatest challenge of our generation...

God is a righteous judge

We need to remember as a society our deep instincts of fairness and goodness and justice. Psalm 7 is a very good place to begin and it is a prayer for help.
Abstract image as if looking at a church cross through tears

Lord heal me

Reflections for a Church in Lockdown, episode 6. In our journey through the Psalms we come to a psalm which focusses on illness, on anxiety and on healing.