Jonathan Goodall

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The Right Reverend
Jonathan Goodall
Bishop of Ebbsfleet (PEV)
Church Church of England
Province Canterbury
Diocese Canterbury
In office 2 August 2013 – present[1]
Predecessor Jonathan Baker
Ordination 1989
Consecration 25 September 2013
by Justin Welby
Personal details
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
Nationality British
Denomination Church of England
Spouse Sarah
Children Two
Alma mater Royal Holloway, University of London

Jonathan Michael Goodall SSC (born 1961) is a Church of England bishop. Since 2013, he has been the Bishop of Ebbsfleet, a suffragan bishop who is the provincial episcopal visitor for western half of the Province of Canterbury in the Church of England. He is an Anglo-Catholic and ministers to those 'within the spectrum of Anglican teaching and tradition' who are 'unable to receive the ministry of women as bishops or priests.'[2]

Early life[edit]

Goodall was born in 1961 in Yorkshire, England.[3][4] He trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.[5]

Ordained ministry[edit]

He served his title in the Bicester Team Ministry from 1989 to 1992; in the latter two years he was also assistant chaplain at HMP Bullingdon. He was a minor canon and sacrist of Westminster Abbey from 1992 to 1998, after which he served as research assistant and chaplain to the Bishops of Gibraltar until 2005. From 2005 until his ordination and consecration to the episcopate he was chaplain and ecumencial secretary to the Archbishops of Canterbury.[1]

Episcopal ministry[edit]

On 2 August 2013, Goodall was announced as the next Bishop of Ebbsfleet, the provincial episcopal visitor (PEV) for the Province of Canterbury.[5] On 25 September 2013, he was consecrated a bishop by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, during a service at Westminster Abbey.[5][6]

Goodall is a member of the Council of Bishops of The Society.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Goodall is married to Sarah.[5] Together, they have two children; Thomas (born 1989) and Anna-Mary (born 1994).[4]


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  3. ^ "Jonathan Michael Goodall"Paid subscription required. Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Jonathan Goodall". Ordination and Consecration Service (pdf). Westminster Abbey. 20 September 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "New Bishop of Ebbsfleet announced". The Archbishop of Canterbury. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ordination and Consecrations of Jonathan Goodall and Martyn Snow". Westminster Abbey. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Council of Bishops". The Society. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Jonathan Baker
Bishop of Ebbsfleet