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Durham: mission theologian appointed as Assistant Bishop

The diocese of Durham has a new Assistant Bishop, who also Mission Theologian for the Anglican Communion ...

The Right Revd Dr Graham Kings, the former Bishop of Sherborne and now Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion based at Durham University, has been licensed as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Durham.

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham performed the licensing at a short service in the Chapel in Auckland Castle (October 14th).

Bishop Graham joins the other Assistant Bishops in the Diocese in supporting the mission of the Diocese along-side the daily work of Bishop Paul and The Right Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow.

Bishop Paul said: “I am delighted to welcome Bishop Graham to the team and to the his role as Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion at the University. I know that he will bring a new set of perspectives and gifts to the life of the Diocese.

“This appointment is in many ways a strong expression of our commitment to the work of the Anglican Communion here in the Diocese of Durham and to our mission to bless our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all.”

Bishop Graham said: “I am very grateful to Bishop Paul for licensing me and look forward to learning more about diocesan mission initiatives. It takes the whole world to understand the whole gospel. I hope that theologians from Africa, Asia and Latin America who come to study in Durham University, as part of this project, will also contribute to the vibrant life of the diocese.”

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