Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James

Political interests:

Constitutional  & political reform; culture & heritage

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on media & communications

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2004 as the Bishop of Norwich.

To view all of the bishop’s recent speeches on this website click here

Full list of speeches & questions in past sessions (from UK Parliament webpages):


House of Lords Communications Committee (2011 – )

Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1951

Lancaster University: BA 1972; Hon FGCM 1992
Ripon College, Cuddesdon: 1972
Deacon: 1975
Priest: 1976
Assistant curate, Peter Church Carpenter: 1975-1979
Assistant curate, Digswell, St Albans: 1979-1982
Team vicar, Digswell and Panshanger: 1982-1983
Senior Selection Secretary ACCM: 1983-1987
Archbishop of Canterbury’s chaplain, Canterbury: 1987-1993
Bishop of St Germans: 1993-1999
Bishop of Norwich: 1999 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (including Register of Interests)


The Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Norwich
House of Lords


Bishop’s House

01603 629001

More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of Norwich website.


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