Bishop Andrew Alexander Kenny Graham, RIP

First published on: 10th May 2021




It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Bishop Alec Graham on Sunday 9th May, 2021.

Bishop Alec died at his home in Butterwick, supported by the excellent care of those who have provided him with 24 hour nursing care over the last few years, on Sunday morning.

Details of his funeral arrangements will be circulated when they are known.

Parishes and Clergy are asked to remember him in your prayers.  

Bishop Alec, having previously been Suffragan Bishop of Bedford, was appointed Diocesan Bishop in 1981 and served the Diocese until his retirement in 1997.  He was passionate about the education of young people and also served as Chair of the Doctrine Commission.

He was much loved by many throughout his time in Newcastle.  He had a deep love of the Northumberland countryside and was often seen hill walking in the Cheviots accompanied by Zillah, his golden Labrador.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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