The Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is the Dean of St Mellitus College. He studied English Literature and Theology at Oxford University, and was later curate of St Leonard's church in Exeter. Graham returned to Oxford to be Chaplain of Jesus College and tutor in Historical Theology and Evangelism at Wycliffe Hall, where he eventually became Vice Principal. He moved to London in 2005, to start up the St Paul’s Theological Centre based at Holy Trinity Brompton, which is now part of St Mellitus College.
Graham was a member of the Theology Faculty of Oxford University for seven years, is a member of the Church of England’s College of Evangelists and a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London. He is the author of many articles and several books, including ‘The Power of the Cross: Theology and the Death of Christ in Paul, Luther and Pascal’ (Paternoster 1999), 'The Provocative Church’ (SPCK 2002), ‘Luther and his World’ (Lion 2002), ‘Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Culture’ (2006) and most recently, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins and How to Overcome Them’ (Lion 2007). He mainly teaches historical theology and contemporary mission.
Graham is married to Janet and has two grown-up children, Sam and Sian. He is a keen follower of various kinds of music and sport, especially football (Bristol City FC!), rugby and cricket.
Graham's blog can be read here.
The Bishop of London Richard Chartres
“At a time when fragmentation and partisanship can appear to threaten the credibility and effectiveness of our ministry, St Mellitus represents a bold step of faith and trust. We believe that as we pursue the harder path of unity in diversity, the College will prove to be an instrument of the Spirit in equipping the whole people of God to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell
“As we seek to train men and women for ministry and mission in a rapidly changing context, St Mellitus College offers the Chelmsford Diocese a flexible and inclusive approach for theological and ministerial education and formation. It is very exciting to be part of this pioneering initiative.”
The Dean Revd Dr Graham Tomlin
“St Mellitus College is a very exciting place to work. It brings together students from across the spectrum of the church to learn about and prepare for mission in the contemporary world, in a way that tries to be open to the Spirit of God and learning from each other. We have a fantastic group of students, a great staff team and it is a privilege to be part of it.”
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University, David Ford
"One of the most important experiments to have happened in British theology and church theological education for a long time. The way it is bringing together academy and church, including church at the grass roots - that collaboration is just full of potential for the future and I feel everyone should watch this space. What it can do is something that really no other theological institution in the country can achieve at the moment."