Graham Cray

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Graham Cray
Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions
Church Church of England
In office 2009–present
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)
Consecration 2001
Personal details
Born (1947-04-21) 21 April 1947 (age 70)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Alan & Doris
Spouse Jacqueline Webster (m. 1973)
Children Two daughters
Alma mater University of Leeds

Graham Alan Cray (born 21 April 1947) is the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions.[1]

Cray was educated (gaining a Bachelor of Arts {BA Hons}), at Leeds University[2] and St John's College, Nottingham, before beginning his ministry as a curate at St Mark's Church, Gillingham.[3] Cray later spent 14 years at St Michael-le-Belfry in York (at first working with, and later succeeding, David Watson[4] before becoming Principal of Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge[5] and later the Bishop of Maidstone in 2001. In 2009 he was appointed to lead the Archbishops' (of Canterbury and of York) Fresh Expressions team.[6] He is the Chairman of Soul Survivor.


  1. ^ Crockford's On-line Accessed 8 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Cray, Graham Alan", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 9 July 2012
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  6. ^ Daily Telegraph, p. 30, 17 November 2008.