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Diocesan Secretary Appointment

26th November 2010

The Bishop of Huntingdon is very pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Shorter as the new Ely Diocesan Secretary. Graham will be taking up his post early in the new year.

The son of a veterinary surgeon, Graham comes from Bury St Edmunds where he was a partner in chartered accountants Grant Thornton, including nine years as managing partner. His family has close links with Cambridge - Graham read modern languages at Trinity Hall; his two sons were choral scholars at St John’s College; and his wife Anne did her ordination training at Westcott House. She is currently serving her title as a full-time stipendiary curate in St Peter’s, Brackley in the Diocese of Peterborough.

Graham has a varied church background, having worshipped at the Round Church Cambridge, Holy Trinity Brompton, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and a rural benefice of six parishes. His great love is music. He plays the organ and keyboards and also directs the choir at St Peter’s.

Graham said, “I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to serve in the Diocese of Ely.”

Ven John Beer
Archdeacon of Cambridge