Sunday, 22 November 2015

A bishop in Bermondsey

Bermondsey's very own resident bishop, Graham Kings, was officially commissioned as a bishop in the diocese by Bishop Christopher during today's morning service at St James.

Bishop Graham, who has formerly served: as Bishop of Sherborne; at a theological college in Kenya;across the river as vicar of St Mary's, Islington; is now Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion (the worldwide family of churches of which the Church of England is one), and lives in St James's parish - in Southwark Park Road.

Today's service was the opportunity for Bishop Christopher to formally welcome Bishop Graham into the Diocese where he will serve as an assistant bishop.

It was also provided the opportunity for Bishop Graham to preach about 'Sarah, the Mother of Mission' from Genesis 18 using a remarkable visual aid, a newly painted depiction of the scene by the Bulgarian artist, Silvia Dimitrova:

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