Graham Usher has been Bishop of Norwich since June 2019 and has recently been appointed to lead the Church of England’s Environment Programme. Bishop Graham’s first degree was in ecological science from Edinburgh University. He has written two books about Spirituality and landscape: Places of Enchantment, Meeting God in Landscapes (2012) and The Way Under Our Feet: A Spirituality of Walking, published in 2020.
He was previously a member of the Northumberland National Park Authority and chaired the Northeast Advisory Committee of the Forestry Committee. He is a keen beekeeper and is undertaking work to enhance the biodiversity of the historic Bishop’s Gardens in Norwich. Every candidate that Bishop Graham confirms receives a hazel tree to plant as a nod to Mother Julian of Norwich, the 14th century mystic, who reflected on the glory of God as she held a hazelnut in the palm of her hand.