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.

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.

Rule of life I hope and trust you’ve had a break in August and that you are coming back refreshed to school or work or ministry – whatever your calling may be. Today’s readings seem really appropriate as we begin a…

Nothing but five loaves and two fish

What’s your favourite story in the gospels? It’s a question I like to ask when I visit churches for informal meetings. Time and again, over the years, the story that comes to the top of the list is today’s bible reading: the feeding of…

I Will Not Leave You Orphaned

The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy: Dean of Christ Church, Oxford gave the following sermon during our Church at Home online service on the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2020 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the…

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Archdeacon Jonathan gave the following sermon during the Church at Home online service on Sunday 10 May. 75 years ago this weekend the western world was celebrating Victory in Europe. This was news that signified relief, release and recovery:…