Alec Graham

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The Right Reverend
Alec Graham
Bishop of Newcastle
Diocese Diocese of Newcastle
In office 1981–1997
Predecessor Ronald Bowlby
Successor Martin Wharton
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Carlisle (1997–present)
Bishop of Bedford
Ordination 1956
Consecration c. 1977
Personal details
Born (1929-08-07) 7 August 1929 (age 88)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford

Andrew Alexander Kenny "Alec" Graham[1] (born 7 August 1929) is a retired Anglican bishop.

Graham was educated at Tonbridge School and St John's College, Oxford.[2] After studies at Ely Theological College he was ordained in 1956.[3] His first post was as a curate at Hove from where he moved to be a lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford. After time as warden of Lincoln Theological College he was appointed the Bishop of Bedford in 1977.[4]

With his nomination on 21 May and confirmation on 29 June 1981, he was translated to Bishop of Newcastle[5] where he stayed for sixteen years. In retirement he is an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Carlisle.


  1. ^ Church of England – GS1554 (Accessed 8 November 2013)
  2. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ "Church news New bishops suffragan of Repton and Bedford", The Times, 2 February 1977
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 2 April 1981; pg. 16; Issue 60892; col D – Bishop appointed