Graham Turner

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For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, mostly in urban neighbourhoods. Through community enterprises and businesses he has worked tirelessly to help overcome social injustice while also exploring a range of Christian traditions to help deepen his own faith as well as that of others.

After an initial engineering apprenticeship and obtaining an electronics degree, Turner studied theology to enter the Anglican ministry. He is now a full-time chaplain at a public-sector prison in the North West of England.

The Coronavirus and Liminal Space

WATCH: How do we make sense of what is happening to us as a world community as the coronavirus spreads across the globe? For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, mostly in urban neighbourhoods. Through community enterprises and businesses he h…

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A Prayer for the Fearful

A prayer by Graham Turner for us all as we struggle to deal with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lord of Life,    today we are a fearful and anxious people. As the viral illness intrudes deeper into our lives    we feel its threat and the menace of its violence. We are…

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Empire, Climate Change and Political Populism

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Graham Turner tries to make sense of today’s world by learning some lessons from the Old Testament. It seems that we are drowning in national and global news that is truly alarming. Climate change issues and political populism assault our senses. I am de…

Added about 10 months ago.

The Passion behind the Book: God's People and the Seduction of Empire

GUEST BLOG: For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, mostly in urban neighbourhoods. Through community enterprises and businesses he has worked tirelessly to help overcome social injustice while also exploring a range of Christian traditions to help deepen his own …

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The Accidental Author

GUEST BLOG: How does someone who swears he will never write a book become a published author? Graham Turner describes his experience of writing God’s People and the Seduction of Empire, our September #BookOfTheMonth. It seems to me there are two sorts of authors. There are those who as ch…

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Graham Turner: My Experience of Prayer

GUEST BLOG: In a deeply moving personal account, Graham Turner reveals his experience of prayer. Graham is author of Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God. A little while ago I was asked by my local church if I would say something about my experience of prayer. It …

Added about a year ago.

The Inside Story on Alternative Collects

GUEST BLOG: Graham Turner reveals the story behind his radical new prayers, which will both challenge and nourish. The most important things in life are often messy and require our attention. Sadly, we do not always give these the time they deserve. I find that prayer is just like this; it a mess…

Added about 2 years ago.

Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God

Graham Turner reveals why and how he wrote these radical new prayers, which will both challenge and nourish. Some of us have grown up with the church’s weekly collects and have taken them for granted as part of the liturgy. Others have stumbled into them when they joined a congregation that…

Added about 2 years ago.

Can anything good come out of Washington?

GUEST BLOG: Graham Turner, priest and author of God's People and the Seduction of Empire: Hearing God's call in the modern age, offers his perspective on current global events, and reflects upon the importance of faith in response to the demands of empire.  Hopefully we are all appalled by t…

Added about 4 years ago.

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