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.
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.
30 April 2014 - Wareham Not Just Sundaes
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.
Bishop Graham with Carol Brown and Revd Joe Edwards.
29 Apr 2014 - Rededication Service at St Edward's School Poole
Bishop Graham with Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, RC Bishop of Plymouth. At the Rededication service for St Edward's.
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
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.
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:
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
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
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).
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.
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
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.
25 February 2014 - Life, Justice and Peace through Mission and Dialogue
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.
A tour of the new site for
the Sandiford Primary School
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.
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.
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.