Oxford (City)

Panoramic photo of Oxford city centreThe Bishop of Oxford is the diocesan or most senior bishop, responsible for oversight of the whole diocese.

In addition to his diocese-wide and national responsibilities, the Bishop of Oxford has pastoral care of the two deaneries of Oxford and Cowley, which cover the City of Oxford, right in the heart of the diocese.

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, was welcomed in a service of inauguration at Christ Church Cathedral on 30 September 2016.

You can contact the bishop by email at bishop.oxford@oxford.anglican.org or by phone via his EA Marian Green on 01865 208 222.

For media enquiries, please contact Steven Buckley on 07824 906 839 or email steven.buckley@oxford.anglican.org.

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Steven Croft

Bishop of Oxford

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft became Bishop of Oxford in 2016, having previously served as the Bishop of Sheffield and leader of the Fresh Expressions team.

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Jonathan Chaffey

Archdeacon of Oxford

The Venerable Jonathan Chaffey was appointed in January 2020. Until the summer of 2018, Jonathan was Chaplain-in-Chief and Archdeacon for the Royal Air Force.


Peter Groves

Assistant Archdeacon - Oxford

The Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves has also served as parish priest of St Mary Magdalen’s since 2005 and teaches theology at the University of Oxford.


Contact the Area Office

Oxford Area Office
Church House Oxford
Langford Locks

01865 208 200

Page last updated: Thursday 3rd February 2022 4:09 PM

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