Many listeners will know of Bishop Ossie, the Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman, our South African link diocese. In the latest edition of My Extraordinary Family, Bishop Steven chats to Bishop Ossie about his vast, rural diocese on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, his forthcoming retirement and what it means for our two dioceses to be in close partnership.
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Bishop Steven Croft and Katie Tupling discuss what it means for disabled people to be in church and society: celebrated, not pitied.
The Queen has approved the appointment of Olivia Graham as the next Bishop of Reading. In this special edition of the podcast, Bishop Steven talks with Olivia about her Christian formation, her ministry since ordination and her hopes for the role she is about to take on.
Dr Philip Salmon is a parliamentary historian by trade who is involved in a scheme to renew John Henry Newman’s historic vision for St Mary and St Nicolas Church in Littlemore to provide a community space in one of Oxford’s poorest communities. Bishop Steven visited the church to talk to Philip about the scheme.
Tony Wilson became our new Diocesan Director of Education, leading a team that supports 283 Church of England Schools across the Thames Valley region, in January. As he approaches the end of his first term in his exciting new role, Tony chats to Bishop Steven about the challenges and opportunities in the education sector.
The Oxford Winter Night Shelter is going from strength to strength providing warmth and a safe place to sleep for some of the city’s growing numbers of rough sleepers during the coldest nights of the year. Bishop Steven spoke to the Revd Mary Gurr, Oxford’s chaplain to the homeless, as volunteers were setting the shelter up for the night.
Nail technician turned pioneer minister, the Revd Erika Biscoe tells Bishop Steven about a powerful initiative to help girls with their self-esteem.
The Revd Tina Molyneux is spearheading a scheme that is transforming people’s faith journeys across the Diocese of Oxford. She tells Bishop Steven about her own life and her work as our new discipleship enabler.
Setting God’s People Free for… Monday to Saturday offers seven small shifts that will make a big difference to the way we worship, pray and support each other in our everyday faith. Nick Shepherd, program director, chats to Bishop Steven about #everydayfaith
Discovering Prayer helps thousands of people to go deeper with God through different forms of audio prayers and meditations. Bishop Steven chats to Michelle Eyre, Chief Prayer Officer and Founder in this latest edition of My (extraordinary) family.