John Goddard (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Burnley|
|Church||Church of England|
|Installed||9 December 2000|
|Term ended||19 July 2014 (retired)|
|Consecration||7 December 2000
by David Hope
|Born||8 September 1947|
|Alma mater||Durham University
Wells Cathedral School
Goddard was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1970 and as a priest in 1971. He began his ordained ministry as a curate at St John's Southbank  before continuing as a curate at Cayton & Eastfield (Scarborough) under the guidance of Alan A. Millar. He then held two incumbencies in Middlesbrough and became the Rural Dean. From 1988 to 1992 he was Vice Principal of Edinburgh Theological College and then Rector of Ribbleton before his ordination to the episcopate.
Goddard retired on 19 July 2014.
He has expressed the belief (2012) that there are no totally rural parishes in the Diocese of Blackburn, which includes large swathes of farming communities and extensive rural areas such as the Forest of Bowland. This is because most of the rural areas in the villages have residents whose involvement in commercial, academic,professionbal and urban matters reflect a more suburban character
At the November 2012 meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England, Goddard was one of the three members of the House of Bishops who voted against the ordination of women as bishops.
- The Reverend John Goddard (1971–1987)
- The Reverend Canon John Goddard (1987–2000)
- The Right Reverend John Goddard (2000–present)
- Blackburn Diocese — Old News 2000 (Google cache)
- Anglican Communion
- Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- "J W Goddard". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 29 October 2015. (subscription required)
- Number 10 — Suffragan See of Burnley (National Archives) Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.
- Church website Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine.
- Daily Telegraph
- Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
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