Giles Goddard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rev. Giles Goddard

Giles W Goddard (born June 22, 1962 in England) is Vicar of St John's Church, Waterloo. He studied Theology at Clare College, Cambridge, and then worked at John Lewis PLC. In 1988 he joined the Housing Corporation, and became Development Director for ASRA Housing Association in 1989, followed by Director of Southwark and London Diocesan Housing Association in 1991. He was ordained in 1995 and became Curate at St Faith's, North Dulwich. From 1998 to 2009 he was Rector of St Peter's Church, Walworth. From 2003 - 2008 he was Area Dean of Southwark & Newington. He is a board member of Inclusive Church and Operation Noah. He is also a member of General Synod.

He has also appeared in a Channel 4 documentary [1] that considered the question of gay vicars and as a vicar in a short film called "Getting In". [2] In October 2007, Giles was made an honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral, along with four other clergy members from the Diocese of Southwark. His first book, Space for Grace - creating inclusive churches, was published by Canterbury Press in Nov 2008

External links[edit]