Graham Tomlin

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Graham Tomlin is a British theologian and author. He is the Dean of St Mellitus College,[1] a new church training institution set up by the Bishops of London and Chelmsford, providing theological education across London, Essex, and since 2013 Liverpool and the North-West too through their new centre there, based at Liverpool Cathedral. He is also Principal of St Paul's Theological Centre, which is based at Holy Trinity Brompton, and a constituent member of St Mellitus College.[2]

The Reverend Doctor Tomlin studied English literature[3] and theology at the University of Oxford and was curate of a church in Exeter[2] before returning to Oxford to be chaplain (1989–1994) of Jesus College and a tutor in historical theology and evangelism at Wycliffe Hall, where he eventually became the vice-principal. He was for several years a member of the Faculty of Theology of Oxford University, teaching on the Reformation and contemporary mission and culture, before moving to London in 2005.

He is a member of the Church of England’s College of Evangelists.


Tomlin is the author of many articles and several books,[4] including:

  • The Power of the Cross: Theology and the Death of Christ in Paul, Luther and Pascal (Paternoster 1999)
  • Walking in His Steps: 'A Guide to Exploring the Land of the Bible' (Harper Collins 2001) – with Peter Walker
  • The Provocative Church (SPCK 2002)
  • Luther and his World (Lion 2002)
  • The Responsive Church: Listening to Our World - Listening to God (Inter-Varsity Press 2005) - with Nick Spencer
  • Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Culture (Continuum 2006)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them (Lion Hudson 2007)
  • Looking Through The Cross - The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2014 (Bloomsbury Continuum)

Personal life[edit]

Tomlin lives in West London with his wife, Janet, and has two children, Samuel and Sian. He is an avid supporter of Bristol City Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, and English Cricket.


  1. ^ "Graham Tomlin appointed Dean of the new St Mellitus College". St Paul's theological centre. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff". St Paul's Theological Centre. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Graham Tomlin - News - Evri". Evri. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Graham Tomlin (Author of Provocative Church)". Goodreads. Retrieved 30 December 2010.