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Graham Cray

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Church  Church of England
Name  Graham Cray
In office  2009–present
Role  Religious Leader

Denomination  Anglican
Education  University of Leeds
Parents  Alan and Doris
Consecration  2001
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Other posts  Honorary assistant bishop in Canterbury and in York (2009–present); and in Rochester (2011–present) Bishop of Maidstone (2001–2009) Principal, Ridley Hall (1992–2001)
Ordination  1971 (deacon); 1972 (priest)
Born  21 April 1947 (age 68) (1947-04-21)
Books  Disciples and Citizens, Mission‑shaped Youth: Rethinkin, Loving Volunteers: Loving Th, Youth Congregations and the E, The Post‑evangelical Debate

Graham cray on leadership

Graham Alan Cray (born 21 April 1947) is a retired British Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Maidstone in the Diocese of Canterbury from 2001 to 2009, and was the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions from 2009 to 2014.


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Early life and education

Cray was educated (gaining a Bachelor of Arts {BA Hons}), at Leeds University and St John's College, Nottingham.

Ordained ministry

He began his ministry as a curate at St Mark's Church, Gillingham. Cray later spent 14 years at St Michael-le-Belfry in York (at first working with, and later succeeding, David Watson before becoming Principal of Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge.

Cray was consecrated a bishop in 2001. He served as the Bishop of Maidstone, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Canterbury, between 2001 and 2009. In 2009, he was appointed to lead the Archbishops' (of Canterbury and of York) Fresh Expressions team. He retired from full-time ministry in 2014.

He is the Chairman of Soul Survivor.


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