Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft

14.03.27 Bishop of Sheffield

Political interests:

Communities & local government; culture / heritage

Activity in the House of Lords

Entered the House of Lords in 2013 as Bishop of Sheffield. To view all of the Bishop’s speeches on this website as Bishop of Sheffield, click here

Re-Introduced in July 2016 as the Bishop of Oxford. To view all of the bishops’ speeches on this website as Bishop of Oxford, as well as those of his predecessor, click here

Full list of speeches & questions in past sessions (from UK Parliament webpages):

Biographical details

Year of Birth: 1957

Worcester College, Oxford
Cranmer Hall, St James College, Durham
Ordained Deacon – 1983
Ordained Priest – 1984
Curate, St Andrews Enfield – 1983-87
Vicar, St George’s Ovenden – 1987-96
Warden Cranmer Hall – 1996-2004
Archbishops’ Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions – 2004-09
Bishop of Sheffield – 2009-16

Archbishops’ Council – 2011-

Bishop of Oxford – 2016 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Other Interests

Publications include:

Co-author of Emmaus:The Way of Faith – a set of resources for Christian nurture
Ministry in Three Dimensions
Travelling Well (with Stephen Cottrell)
The Advent Calendar
Jesus’ People: What the Church should do next


Rt Revd Dr the Lord Bishop of Oxford
House of Lords


Twitter: @Steven_Croft

or via

Church House Oxford
Langford Locks

Tel: 01865 208200

More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of Oxford website.


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