Fr Graham plays a full role in the sacramental life and ministry of the parish and in our pastoral care. He has a great love of music, especially opera, old films and the musical theatre. He has profound commitment to liturgical theology, spiritual direction and ethics, particularly Christianity in the work place. He is currently a Director of St Mary’s Convent Nursing Home.
About his life and professional career
Fr Graham has been honorary assistant priest at S Michael’s since 2002. His early life and education was in South Wales where he was trained as a nurse. He received his formation for ordination on the Southwark Ordination course and was ordained deacon at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1983 and priest in 1984 where he combined parish work with his nursing career. He served as curate at St Stephen’s Gloucester Road, and then from 1990 at Holy Innocents, Hammersmith before coming to St Michael’s.
Fr Graham held the post of Executive Director of Nursing and Quality of the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust from 1995 until his retirement and during 2005 he became the Trust’s Director of Service Improvement and Strategy. He has a long an distinguished history of pioneering service change within the NHS and led the clinical team that developed the first treatment centre in Europe ( the Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Centre. This is recognised as a trail blazer for the entire elective care programme in the UK and his work on redesigning and extending the roles of nurses and therapists within the ACAD was fundamental to its success. Fr Graham remains a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and has advised governments on workforce issues in the UK, Europe and Russia. He was created a Knight Bachelor in 2000 for services to health care.