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Like a tree planted by streams of water – reflections for a church in lockdown.

This is the first episode in a new series of reflective podcasts by the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft. Each episode aims to resource the Church during the period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Episode 1 – an exploration of Psalm 1: Like a tree planted.

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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.

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.

Bishop Steven with John Sentamu Archbishop of York

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…