Dr Graham Kings, in his retirement in Cambridge, serves as an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely, and is a Research Associate of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He also chairs Beer and Theology Cambridge.

He is married to Alison, a psychotherapist, and they rejoice in their three daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.

Graham studied at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Utrecht and from 2015-18 was an Honorary Fellow of Durham University.

After training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, he served as Curate at St Mark’s Church, Kensal Rise, London (1980-84); Vice Principal of St Andrew’s College, Kabare, Kenya, as a Church Mission Society mission partner (1985-91); Lecturer in Mission Studies in the Cambridge Theological Federation, affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge and founding Director of the Henry Martyn Centre, now the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, (1992-2000); Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Islington, London (2000-09); Bishop of Sherborne (2009-15); Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion (2015-17); Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Southwark, serving at St Matthew’s Church, Elephant and Castle, and then as World Mission Adviser (2018-2020).

Graham co-founded Fulcrum and Covenant and served on the Liturgical Commissions of the Anglican Church of Kenya and of the Church of England, the Mission Theology Advisory Group of the Church of England, and the Network for Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion. In 2019, the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him the Cross of St Augustine, for services to the Anglican Communion.

Graham has written books on theology of mission, Kenyan liturgies, theology and art, edited a book on persecution. Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020) is his collected poems. Nourishing Mission: Theological Settings (Brill, 2022) is his collected essays and chapters over 34 years. Nourishing Memories (Covenant, 2021 onwards) is his memoir, published in instalments over the next few years, on Covenant and on this site. Exchange of Gifts: Simon Barrington-Ward (Ekklesia, 2022) he edited with Ian Randall. He has also written for The Times and The Guardian.


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