Talks and Addresses

Inequality

Questions of poverty and inequality are at the heart of our discipleship. Each of us will need to navigate the spiritual challenges, dangers and temptations of relative and sometimes actual wealth. As a church we have a calling to serve the poorest in our communities. As a whole church we have a responsibility to maintain and if we can to deepen the way in which our society lives out the call in the prophets and in the gospels to justice and a fairer society.

River of life: COP15 and COP26

The entire future of life on the earth may be determined by what is agreed, or not agreed, in the autumn of 2021.

Come and Eat

Bishop Steven Croft looks forward to the signs of hope in the next few months and shares a fresh invitation to come and eat.

Calling all children – Bishop Steven needs you!

This is a message for all the children in the Diocese of Oxford - Bishop Steven needs your help to make people smile this Christmas.

Humility and gentleness

A Presidential Address to the Oxford Diocesan Synod, September 2020 It’s very good to regather virtually after the summer and to begin what I guess will be a season of regathering in a thousand different places as we begin to rebuild together…

Dunbars number

A Presidential Address to the Oxford Diocesan Synod on Saturday 14 March by the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, Acting Bishop of Oxford. One of the great things about being a bishop is that you can re-use material time and again. I don’t…

How to Pray for this General Election

A Presidential Address to the Oxford Diocesan Synod on Saturday 16 November. Update: A pastoral letter was sent to the Church of England by the Archbishops on 19 November: "It's time to leave our echo chambers and listen to others." Read the…
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Presenting everyone mature in Christ

This week over 400 people gathered in Christ Church for the Festival of Preaching. The conference was fully booked with a waiting list and a very high level of energy. There excellent and moving contributions from a galaxy of great speakers…