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 with Bishop Steven about the challenges and opportunities present in the education sector. Further information about becoming a foundation governor is available on the website.
Series 7 of Bishop Steven Croft’s popular podcast looks at the first letter of Peter, with Bishop Steven and friends reflecting on its lessons for us as we look to becoming a deeper church again.
We are undoubtedly living through one of the greatest crises of our lives. Series 4, Reflections for a Church in Lockdown, and series 5, Comfortable Words, aim to resource the Church during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Series 6, Come and Eat, encourages us to put ourselves in the way of God’s grace as we regather.
Series 1 – 3 of My (extraordinary) Family see Bishop Steven talking with someone he’s come to know in his travels about their faith, their work and their story. What does it mean to them to become more Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world?
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. This podcast comes just days after Bishop Steven’s stunning Diocesan Synod address highlighting the “storm inside the minds of our young people” in our turbulent, digital age.
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. Find out more in issue one of Pathways magazine.
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. Read Michelle’s How to Pray article and God in the Life Of Michelle in Pathways magazine.
REInspired brings Christianity alive in classrooms across Berkshire and beyond. Julia Jones describes her faith journey, and the journey of REInspired in episode 4 of My (extraordinary) Family.
The Rt Revd Andrew Proud retires at Easter. Bishop Andrew chats with Bishop Steven about his ministry in England and in Ethiopia.
Welcome to the second edition of My (extraordinary) Family. In this episode Bishop Steven speaks with the Revd Felicity Scroggie, the Rector of St Mary’s, Kidlington and our new Bishop’s Advisor in Women’s Ministry. Hear about her journey to ordination, and the adventures of a live nativity, complete with a real camel and various other farm animals.
Welcome to this first edition of a new podcast, My (extraordinary) Family. For each edition Bishop Steven will be talking with someone he’s come to know in his travels about their faith, their work and their story. He will be asking what it means to them to become more Christ-like: contemplative, compassionate and courageous for the sake of God’s world.
To launch the podcast, Bishop Steven’s first guest is none other than the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu…