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Perham, Rt Rev. Michael Francis free

Born 8 Nov. 1947; s of Raymond Maxwell Perham and Marcelle Winifred Perham; m 1982, Alison Jane Grove; four d ; died 17 April 2017

Bishop of Gloucester, 2004–14; an Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Bath and Wells, since 2016


Hardye’s Sch., Dorchester; Keble Coll., Oxford (BA 1974; MA 1978); Cuddesdon Theol Coll.


Curate, St Mary, Addington, 1976–81; Sec., C of E Doctrine Commn, 1979–84; Chaplain to Bp of Winchester, 1981–84; Team Rector, Oakdale Team Ministry, Poole, 1984–92; Canon Residentiary and Precentor, 1992–98, Vice Dean, 1995–98, Norwich Cathedral; Provost, subseq. Dean, of Derby, 1998–2004. Bishop Protector, Soc. of St Francis, 2005–14. Member: Liturgical Commn of C of E, 1986–2001; Archbishops’ Commn on Church Music, 1988–92; Gen. Synod of C of E, 1989–92 and 1993– (Chm., Business Cttee, 2001–04); Cathedrals’ Fabric Commn for England, 1996–2001; Archbishops’ Council, 1999–2004; Governing Body, SPCK, 2002–11 (Vice Chm., 2005–06; Chm., 2006–11); Chairman: Praxis, 1990–97; Cathedrals’ Liturgy Gp, 1994–2001; Hosp. Chaplaincies’ Council, 2007–10; Governing Body, Ripon Coll., 2009–; Vice Chm., C of E Mission and Public Affairs Council, 2007–10. Mem., Church Heritage Forum, 1999–2001. President: Retired Clergy Assoc., 2007–14; Affirming Catholicism, 2010–14; Vice Pres., WATCH (Women and the Church), 2011–. Pro-Chancellor, 2007–15, Vice-Chair, Council, 2012–15, Univ. of Gloucestershire; Chair, Bd of Govs, Univ. of St Mark and St John Plymouth, 2016–. Vis. Scholar, Sarum Coll., 2015–. Fellow, Woodard Corp., 2000–04. FRSCM 2002. Hon. Fellow, Ripon Coll. Cuddesdon, 2015. Freeman, City of Gloucester, 2014. Hon. DPhil Gloucestershire, 2007


The Eucharist, 1978, 2nd edn 1981; The Communion of Saints, 1980; Liturgy Pastoral and Parochial, 1984; (with Kenneth Stevenson) Waiting for the Risen Christ, 1986; (ed) Towards Liturgy 2000, 1989; (ed) Liturgy for a New Century, 1991; (with Kenneth Stevenson) Welcoming the Light of Christ, 1991; Lively Sacrifice, 1992; (ed) The Renewal of Common Prayer, 1993; (ed) Model and Inspiration, 1993; (compiled) Enriching the Christian Year, 1993; Celebrate the Christian Story, 1997; The Sorrowful Way, 1998; A New Handbook of Pastoral Liturgy, 2000; Signs of Your Kingdom, 2002; Glory in our Midst, 2005; To Tell Afresh, 2010; (with Mary Gray-Reeves) The Hospitality of God, 2011; Jesus and Peter: growing in friendship with God, 2012; (with Paula Gooder) Echoing the Word, 2013; The Way of Christ-likeness: being transformed by the liturgies of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, 2016


reading, writing, creating liturgical texts, walking in the Yorkshire dales


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