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Jesus  and  Mary and the Disciples

 

Cumbria Christianity

Rt Rev’d Graham Dow

 

An evangelical Bishop. Leads from the front and speaks boldly on major issues concerning the Church.

Not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and preaches and advises on the supernatural aspects of Christianity.

 

Since coming to Cumbria in AD 2001 he has prayer walked around and across his diocese, alone and with Bishop James of Penrith and others. He has also promoted the healing ministry as a normal and essential part of the natural outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all Christians and as a vital aspect of the day to day life of the local church.

 

The Right Reverend (Geoffrey) Graham Dow (born 1942) was educated at The Queen's College Oxford. He subsequently obtained an M Phil in the Doctrine of Justice from Nottingham University, and a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from Birmingham University which involved him in placements as a probation officer and a welfare officer. He was curate at Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul in the diocese of Rochester from 1967 to 1972. From 1972 to 1975 he was Chaplain at St John's College Oxford, and from 1975 to 1981 he was a Lecturer in Christian Doctrine at St John's College Nottingham. In 1981 he became Vicar of Holy Trinity in the centre of Coventry and in 1988 also Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral. He has been Area Bishop of Willesden since 1992, and has chaired the Executive of London Church Leaders, London's main ecumenical body, since 1997. Bishop Dow has published a number of books including most recently "A Christian Understanding of Daily Work" (1994) and "Pathways of Prayer" (1996) and Deliverance, Biblical Truth Simply Explained Series.

Bishop Dow is married, with four children. His recreations include steam and narrow gauge railways, model railways, travel and music. His wife, Molly Dow, has a keen interest in spirituality and spiritual direction and is a member of General Synod.

He has taken a his seat in the house of Lords in October 07.

 

See also

 

http://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/people/bishops/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Dow