Talks and Addresses

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How to pray for the General Election

With the UK General Election on the horizon, Bishop Steven urged Diocesan Synod to pray for the nation.

Presidential address March 2024: Amplifying children and young people’s voices

At Diocesan Synod in March Bishop Steven encouraged a greater focus on children's and youth ministry across the diocese.

A New Year’s Day message

Bishop Steven shares his reflections on 2023 and looks ahead to the year to come.

A Christmas Day message

Bishop Steven shares his message of joy at given at a service at Christ Church Cathedral on Christmas Day.

A Christmas Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer

This Christmas season as many people may be feeling alone, feeling the pressure of the busyness of preparations, missing loved ones or struggling to get into the spirit of Christmas as they face conflict at home and around the world. The Bishop of Oxford reflects on the Lord’s Prayer, looking at Christmas through the lens of the familiar words we have been taught by Jesus himself.

Make Christ known in our lives and through our words

May we all do our best to follow in the way of Christ, in gentleness and love, to be a more Christ-like Church in this time of great peril for our world, and to make Christ known in our lives and through our words.
A Let it Grow sign in a patch of tall grass

The fifth horseman

The Bishop of Oxford speaks on the need for the Church not just to conserve but to restore the natural world intentionally in the years ahead.
Bishop Steven addressing Area Deans and Lay Chairs. January 2023

Seven disciplines; eight qualities

As energy returns to our churches and the process of spiritual renewal continues, we must rebalance our common life towards seven disciplines of evangelism. But it is even more vital that we remain centred ourselves on the eight beautiful qualities; the Beatitudes, the best description there has ever been of what it means to be human and the most profound portrait of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Still of Bishop Steven's film

Wisdom from above

Following the publication of Together in Love and Faith, Bishop Steven offers a commentary and reflections on the next stage of the Living in Love and Faith process.