Hexham Abbey Rector consecrated Bishop of Dudley at St Paul's


Surrounded by hundreds of visitors from the dioceses of Newcastle, Worcester, York and others, Graham Usher, Rector and Lecturer of Hexham since 2004, was consecrated as Bishop of Dudley by the Archbishop of Canterbury in St Paul's Cathedral, London, yesterday.

 The Rt Revd Graham Usher, left, with the Most Revd Dr Justin Welby, right

The Rt Revd Graham Usher      
with the Archbishop of Canterbury     


 The Usher family with the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Usher family with the Archbishop of Canterbury    


The Revd Canon Dr Dagmar Winter of Kirkwhelpington with Kirkharle & Kirkheaton and Cambo preached on some of those figures in scripture who said a costly 'yes'; the Bishop of Newcastle presented Graham while the Bishops of Winchester and Worcester assisted the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The joyful occcasion ended with a whirr of clicking cameras on the Cathedral's west steps; an online album of pictures can be found here.

  • Read the full story of Graham's appointment to serve as Bishop of Dudley in the Diocese of Worcester here.



Dagmar Winter's sermon

Diocese of Worcester

Hexham Abbey

Post-consecration photo album

Service pictures from St Paul's




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