Among other good memories, I recall his leading a day for Bucks Churchwardens in Winslow, which was extraordinarily down to earth but stimulating and inspiring for a very mixed group from a variety of traditional and improvisatory contexts. To quote the man himself,
We are called... to a dual vocation of sustaining what is and bringing about significant change and transition. This is a complex and demanding task. However, its my conviction that as we make the journey we are not simply imitating our culture or inventing new ways to engage in Christian ministry. Instead we are exploring our global and historic Christian tradition and restoring patterns of ministry which have always been present in a church in missionSteve enters a new leadership phase of his own special contribution to this process, with much respect, love and payers from his many friends in Oxford.