Revd Graham Owen – Ex officio Trinity Church DBE Rep
Born in the city of Liverpool and growing up on Merseyside and North Cheshire, Graham left school in 1973 to join the Royal Navy as a University Cadet Entrant. He studied German and History at the universities of Birmingham and Vienna after which he went on to pursue his career in the RN which included appointments to a wide variety of ships and establishments taking him from Cape Horn to North Russia, Panama to Suez, Sidney to Portsmouth, and lots of sea in between. Graham left the RN in the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in 1992 and began training for ministry in the Church of England. He was ordained in Wells Cathedral in 1994, served as Curate and Rector in Wiveliscombe and the Brendon Hills (1994 – 2009. During 2005, Graham had a two month sabbatical when he served as Second Officer in a medical relief ship based in Fiji. He took up the post of Vicar at Holy Trinity Church, Frome in the summer of 2009. Married to Lesley, and with one daughter, Katie, who is training as a teacher, Graham very much enjoys his connection with Trinity School. His other interests include: offshore sailing (he is part owner of a sea-going yacht), photography, reading good writing in any genre, writing poetry, watching football, travel whenever the opportunity presents, membership of Rotary, and he is also chaplain to the Frome Branch of the Royal Naval Association.