Exploring priorities for the diocese…

Clergy conference

Download inspiring talks and materials from the Living Waters clergy conference, including three Bible studies from Bishop Steven.


Safeguarding can be an area of uncertainty and anxiety for us all. Find out how we can all work to ensure children and adults are protected.

Called to be Christ-like

Find out how we can be a more Christ-like Church: contemplative, compassionate and courageous. Includes links to the Beatitudes Study Guide and Abundant Life.

Latest News

  • New Independent Safeguarding Chairman for the Diocese of Oxford

    New Independent Safeguarding Chairman for the Diocese of Oxford

    PETER Hay, CBE, is the new independent chairman of the Diocese of Oxford’s Safeguarding Panel.
  • Hope is at a premium

    Hope is at a premium

    Hope is at a premium. This century has seen the fracturing of a former sense of security. Old orders fall away daily. Hope generated by the end of the Cold …
  • Strictly Come Haddenham

    Strictly Come Haddenham

    STAFF, children and professional dance celebrity Brendan Cole strutted their stuff at an energetic celebration of 150 years of Haddenham St Mary’s CE Primary School. At the same event, last …

Bishop Steven’s Blog

Follow the Bishop of Oxford on Twitter @steven_croft and through his regular blog.

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    • Pentecost
      Here is a vital part of the Christian story, unknown now outside the Church and often neglected within it. The world preserves a memory of Jesus birth. The world preserves a memory of Jesus as a healer and teacher. The world remembers, when it tries, that Christ was crucified and on the third day rose […]
    • Adventurous and courageous leadership
      The following text, adapted for the blog, is the core of a keynote address on leadership, given by Bishop Steven to over 500 Christian leaders at the 4th Forum christlicher Führungskräfte in Fribourg, Switzerland in March 2018. The keynote address was recently referred to in the Financial Times Business Education supplement.  ———— Let me tell […]
  • The Door Newspaper

    The Door is the Diocese of Oxford’s monthly newspaper. Read the latest issue or browse past editions.

    Monthly audio podcast also available.

    Daily Prayer

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    • Prayer for: Friday 25th May 2018 25th May 2018
      West Downland: Miri Keen, Mary Harwood and John Avery. For our partnership in mission with our primary schools. For wisdom to discern how we may continue to grow in mutual support on a benefice-wide basis. Brightwalton Primary School; St Andrew's, Chaddleworth Primary School; Shefford Primary School; Welford and Wickham Primary School.
    Upcoming Events

    Wherever you live, there is a Church of England church that is always there for you through life’s biggest moments – and at other times too. If you’d like a special service, your church offers a warm welcome, friendship, advice and prayer beforehand, on the big day and all the years afterwards.  Discover the new A Church Near You…

    Life Events

    How the Church can help at important milestones.


    Supporting teachers, parents and governors at our church schools


    Committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community

    Mission & Ministry

    Help for all those called to ministry in our parishes.