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The Bishop of Sherborne

The Right Reverend Dr Graham Kings


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29 June 2014 - Radio Solent Interview

Bishop Graham was interviewed live on the Tim Daykin Sunday Programme on BBC Radio Solent about recent events in Sudan. To hear the interview click HERE

9 June 2014 - Bournemouth University 

Living Wage: Good for Business and People

 Bishop Graham gave an address. 

8 June - Mission in Poole

Bishop Graham has been taking part in a Mission in and around Poole. It included a debate  at the Custom House with the Chair of Dorset Humanist on Britain: A Christian Country? A  pub discussion group on Heaven and Hell and time in the Carter School with, assembly, lessons and Grill a Bishop. The 4 days culminated in a baptism service in the sea on Poole beach.

 Poole Baptism

6 June  - “Britain: a Christian nation?”
A debate with Bishop Graham, 7.30-9.30pm in the Custom's House in Poole for details see LINK

6 June 2014 - Pentecost Litany

Bishop Graham has written a poem, Pentecost Litany, which can be found here 

2 May 2014 - Milton Abbey

The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Milton Abbey and can be seen here with Bishop Graham and the Archdeacon of Dorset, the Ven Stephen Waine.

Dorset Echo: The Earl and Countess of Wessex visit Milton Abbey. Picture by Daniel Rushall.

30 April 2014 - Wareham Not Just Sundaes

Not Just Sundae

Bishop Graham, complete with bible, crozier, and ice-cream cone, speaks to Ali Bowerman, who chaired the group that piloted the project through, and Andy Bowerman, her husband and former Vicar of Wareham. Not Just Sundaes Community Café.

30 April 2014 - New Headteacher

Bishop Graham led a service to welcome the new Headteacher, Carol Brown, at Blandford St Mary Primary School.

New Head BSM School

Bishop Graham with Carol Brown and Revd Joe Edwards.

29 Apr 2014 - Rededication Service at St Edward's School Poole

St Eds School Poole

Bishop Graham with  Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, RC Bishop of Plymouth. At the Rededication service for St Edward's.

 St Eds Heads

The four Headteachers that the school has had in 50 Years LtoR Mrs Pola Bevan [current] Mr Len Matthews [1st] Mr Derek Richmond [3rd] Mr Alan Murphy [2nd]

27 Apr 2014 - Confirmation at Bryanston School

 Steam Car

 Bishop Graham was offered an unusual lift today to the confirmation at Bryanston School: Tim Ingram, a friend in his village, drove his 1919 Stanley Steamer.

Bryanston Confirmation

Bishop Graham with the Head of Bryanston School, Sarah Thomas, and Chaplain, Andrew Haviland, after the confirmation of 41, and baptism of 3, students.


18 April 2014 - Good FridayBishop Graham has written a poem for Good Friday:

The Point of the Nails

Sins aren’t erased
by a finger pushing the cancel button:
they’re absorbed
by a body pushed around and broken.

Surrounded by mocking curiosity,
vindictive invective, derisive frivolity,
Jesus dies – declared innocent
by Governor, guerrilla and soldier. 

As bread is his body and wine is his blood,
he, King of the Jews, is his people.
His death crowns their pain under pagan regimes:
he is smashed for their sins and the nations’ gain.

He is raised with a transformed body,
not as a flimsy ghost;
not like a thin carbon-copy,
nor even the original returned in the post.

He is raised to glorious new life,
not back into the same,
not like Lazarus his friend,
who has to die again.

As the Jews were his crucified flesh,
so the Church is his glorified body.

Bishop Graham takes part in a Walk of Witnesses in Sherborne

Walk of Witnesses










11 April 2014  Bishop pays tribute to Bob Thorn

Bishop Graham remembers "extraordinary" vicar found dead on Dorset beach - See more on the Premier Radio web site: follow the link to Premier.

8 April 2014  - Lent Walk at Maiden Castle

Lent Walk Maiden Castle

The second Lent walk - Walking with God took place today at Maiden Castle near Dorchester. There were some 73 people in the group that walked around the ramparts of Maiden Castle. Representatives from the Anglican, Catholic, Baptist and Free Churches. The walk was followed by tea at The Quiet Space, ecumenical centre in Poundbury. The Bishop can be seen here with a young pilgrim called Canon Reid (Canon is her first name).

Lent Walk Maiden Castle

2 April 2014 - Bells at Sherborne Abbey

Yesterday evening Bishop Graham was instructed by Nick Baker Tower Captain at Sherborne Abbey on bell ringing, 45years since he had last rung. The bells are the heaviest 8 in the world; 46 cwt tenor 28, 22, 16, 12, 11, 10, 9.

Bells at Sherborne

28 March 2014 -  Streetlight Project in Wimborne

Bishop Graham at the StreetLight Project, an indoor skateboard centre with a café   @StreetLight2000. A local Wimborne Project to reach Wimborne for Christ. They are "Reaching young people and adults who have not and will not engage with 'church' and present the gospel message through relevant culture which engages them with God".


Bishop Graham with Andy Putt (youth worker)  and Steve Atkins chair of trustees.

23 March 2014 - Radio Solent report on Lent Walks

The BBC Radio Solent reporter Sarah Bennett joined the walk around Badbury Rings and her report was broadcast on the Tim Dakin 'Sunday Programme' on 23 March 2014. To hear her report follow this link.

17 March 2014 - Lent Walks

lent 2

Bishop Graham led the first Lent walk around Badbury Rings near Wimborne, Dorset. Over 55 people gathered in the sunshine to take part in a contemplative walk around Badbury Rings, including members of Churches Together in Dorset and a reporter from BBC  Radio Solent. See Bishops Grahams reflections on the walk that appeared in Grapevine - click here.

Lent Walk

25 February 2014 - Life, Justice and Peace through Mission and Dialogue

Bishop Graham wrote an article for Current Dialogue, for the World Council of Churches conference, Busan, South Korea, 30 October to 8 November 2013. To see the article follow this link.

Lent Walks - Walking with God

Bishop Graham will lead 2 walks around the iron age forts of Badbury Rings and Maiden Castle on 18 March and 8 April 2014. For details follow the link.

Thursday/Friday 30/31 January 2014 - Purbeck Deanery Visit

Bishop Graham spent 2 days with Purbeck Deanery. His visit included Lulworth and  Primary Schools. 

Purbeck visit

A tour of the new site for
the Sandiford Primary School
New school site

Time with the Alpha Group.

A live Grill a Bishop session of Q&A in Wool and a meeting with the Swanage Town Clerk.

Sunday 26 January 2014 - Preaching at Colehill

 Bishop Graham celebrated the Conversion of St. Paul, and focused on a beautiful painting called 'Priscilla' by Silvia Dimitrova depicting Priscilla with Acquilla, Paul and Apollos. You can hear the sermon and find a link to the picture on the St Michael and All Angels, Cole Hill website..

Monday 23 December 2013 - Bishop Graham on BBC Today Programme

Bishop Graham was interviewed by Justin Webb on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, speaking on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The interview can be heard here - follow this link. A transcript of the interview can be seen here.

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Bishops of Sherborne

The first Bishop of Sherborne was St Aldhelm, appointed in 705. For a full list of Bishops, click here.

The current Bishop is Dr Graham Kings, consecrated in 2009. For a biography, click here.

Westminster Abbey Consecration:
Times article by Bess Twiston-Davies
Sermon by Professor David Ford
Photos of the service

Bishop Graham writes regularly in the national press on a wide range of theological and Church issues.

Please follow these links:

  • For articles in the national press, updated automatically, is here.
  • The link to articles on Fulcrum, also updated automatically, is here.
  • To Grill a Bishop is here.
  • The link to Radio 4 Today Programme on Grill a Bishop, is here.
  • A selection of Bishop Graham's poetry, is here.

Robert Shuler
Assistant to the Bishop of Sherborne
Mob: 07500 660455

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Bishop of Sherborne with The Chief Scout Bear Grylls
Bishop of Sherborne with The Chief Scout Bear Grylls
Bishop of Sherborne with The Chief Scout Bear Grylls
Go - abseil
Go - abseil
The Drop
The Drop
St Mary's Flag
St Mary's Flag
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
Rededication St Edwards School Poole - Bishop Graham with RC Bishop Mark O'Toole and with Head Boy and Head Girl and 6th form ambassador
Rededication St Edwards School
Rededication St Edwards School Poole - Bishop Graham with RC Bishop Mark O'Toole and with Head Boy and Head Girl and 6th form ambassador