This September marks the beginning of the ministry of the Rt. Revd. Steven Croft as Bishop of Oxford, and a new era for the diocese after a two year period in which Bishop Colin Fletcher has done an excellent job as Acting Bishop of Oxford and several important senior appointments have been made in the diocese. Bishop Steven has asked that his letter of introduction should be made available as widely as possible, and that letter is attached below.
We are offered the opportunity to meet our new diocesan bishop at Reading Minster on Wednesday 5th October at7.45 pm, this service, followed by refreshments, is open to all parishioners and those who would like to be there are asked to reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th September. Perhaps anyone planning to attend would kindly copy their RSVP to me at email@example.com and it may then be possible to arrange some car sharing, or the train is a good option as the Minster is quite close to Reading Station.
Please continue to pray for Bishop Steven, all our senior staff and the people of this diocese as together we begin a new stage of the journey.