Graham Cray

About Graham

Rt. Revd Graham Cray is an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York, where he is Diocesan Advocate for Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church, and Chair of the Oversight Group for Wydale Hall. He read theology at Leeds University and at St John’s College Nottingham. He served as Vicar of St Michael le Belfry York, Principal of Ridley Hall Cambridge, Bishop of Maidstone, and Archbishops’ Missioner and Leader of the (ecumenical) Fresh Expressions Team. He is a Visiting Fellow of St John’s College Durham, a Governor of the London School of Theology, and Chair of the Soul Survivor Trust. He lives in Ryedale with his wife Jackie. They have two adult daughters.



  • 'Postmodern Culture and Youth Discipleship' Grove Pastoral Series 76 1998
  • 'The Eucharist and the Postmodern World' in 'Mass Culture'  Ed. Pete Ward, BRF,  1999
  •  ‘A Theology of the Kingdom’ in ‘Mission As Transformation’ Ed. Samuel + Sugden Regnum 1999
  • ‘Wholy Holy’ in ‘Beholding the Glory. Incarnation Through the Arts’  Ed. Jeremy Begbie DLT 2000
  • 'Youth Congregations and the Emerging Church' Grove Evangelism Series 57 2002
  • 'Obeying the Truth in a Network Society' in 'Fanning the Flame' Ed. Gardner, Wright + Green, Zondervan 2003
  • ‘Mission Shaped Church’ (Chair of working party) Church House Press January 2004
  • ‘Making Sense of Generation Y’ Church House Publishing, written with Bob Mayo, Sylvie Collins and Sara Savage 2006
  • ‘Focusing Church Life on a Theology of Mission’ in ‘The Future of the Parish System’ Church House Publishing Ed. S.Croft 2006
  • ‘Mission-shaped Youth’ Tim Sudworth, with Graham Cray and Chris Russell, Church House Publishing 2007
  • ‘Disciples and Citizens’ IVP 2007
  • ‘David Watson’ in ‘The Heart of Faith’ The Lutterworth Press 2008
  •  ‘Who’s Shaping You?’ Cell UK 2010
  • ‘Discerning Leadership’ Grove 2010
  • ‘New Monasticism as Fresh Expression of Church’ (Ed.) Canterbury 2011
  •  ‘Discernment, the key to sharing in the mission of God’ in ‘The Holy Spirit in the World Today’, Alpha 2011
  • ‘Thus Far and Much Further’ in ‘Pioneers 4 Life’ Ed. Dave Male BRF 2011
  • ‘Communities of the Kingdom’ in ‘Fresh Expressions of Church and the Kingdom of God’ Canterbury Press 2012
  • ‘Turning the Ocean Liner: The Fresh Expressions Initiative’ in ‘The Gospel after Christendom’ (Ed Ryan Bolger) Baker Academic 2012
  • ‘Growing Disciples in Fresh Expressions of Church’ Fresh Expressions 2013
  •  ‘Doors To the Sacred Through Fresh Expressions of Chuh’ in ‘Doorways to the Sacred: Developing Sacramentality in Fresh Expressions of Church’ Cnterbury ‘Denominations & the Missional Church’, ‘Discernment the Key to Planting Missional Churches’ & ‘The Journey Towards Missionsl’ for forthcoming international collection University of Stellenbosch 2017


Research and Supervision Interests

  • Church planting (fresh expressions of church)
  • Ecclesiology
  • Gospel and culture
  • The theology of renewal
  • The gospel and creation care