St Mary’s Banbury Festival 200

A Sermon for the Civic Service of Thanksgiving marking the end of St Mary's Festival 200.

May Elizabeth our Queen rest in peace and rise in glory

A Sermon for the Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving for the late Queen Elizabeth.

Wisdom and Humility

The Queen has founded her life of service on humility and on wisdom. Long may she reign. God save the Queen.

Sermon from Christ Church

Sermon from Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, preached by the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford, at Holy Communion on 6 February 2022.

He set a child in the midst of them

In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus sets a child in the midst of his disciples and invites them to reshape their priorities. What would happen if we did that today in the public square?

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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…

Easter Day sermon

This seems a good year to reflect on the emotional depth and range of the Easter stories.
Bishop Steven preaches from the pulpit of Christ Church Cathedral

Chrism Mass sermon

An address from the Bishop of Oxford for the Chrism Mass service, delivered at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Bishop Steven preaches from the pulpit of Christ Church Cathedral

Christmas Day sermon

We bear witness to the truth that Christmas has not been cancelled - to the profound truth that God became a human person for our sake.