Category Archives: Giles Goddard

Bishops – Please Show Us Your Workings

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Former Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod I am glad to have among my friends several candidates for ordination, currently testing their vocations or in training.  I’m encouraged by the quality … Continue reading

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Nye Letter & The Silencing of Debate

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod A windswept, autumnal holiday camp on the east coast. Three hundred clergy and as many lay people are gathered, from the Diocese of Southwark, to … Continue reading

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“There are No “Problems” – There are Simply People!”

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod ‘There are no problems here, there are simply people’ said the Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of last February’s debate at General Synod. Readers … Continue reading

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Shooting Ourselves in the Foot – Again!

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod There is a story about two monks – one Dominican and the other Jesuit. In the days when people smoked on every possible occasion (see … Continue reading

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2018 – A Year for Vigorous & Positive Action…

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of the Human Sexuality Group on General Synod I dreamt last night that I had an altercation with the Archbishop of Canterbury. About progress on LGBTI inclusion in the church. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Loyalty and Obsession

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of Human Sexuality Group on General Synod As I reflect on the forthcoming Primates’ Meeting two words sound loudly in my head; loyalty and obsession.  I can’t imagine that there is any Anglican, … Continue reading

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ReNew and Reject….

by the Revd Canon Giles Goddard, Chair of Human Sexuality Group on General Synod 50 years ago the watershed conference at Keele University committed Anglican Evangelicals to working within the Church of England.  Evangelical readers of this blog will know … Continue reading

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