The Right Revd Jonathan Goodall

Bishop of Ebbsfleet


Bath and Wells, Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Oxford, Salisbury, Truro, Worcester



Bishop Jonathan Goodall (b 1961), studied music at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and then, after some years working for Macmillan Publishers, trained for the ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He served his curacy in the Bicester Team Ministry in Oxford Diocese from 1989 to 1992, and from 1990 to 1992 also as Assistant Chaplain, HM Prison Bullingdon. From 1992 to 1998 he was Minor Canon, Chaplain and Sacrist at Westminster Abbey.


From 1998 to 2005 he served successive Bishops of Gibraltar in Europe as Chaplain and Research Assistant, and Liturgical Officer in the Diocese in Europe. Since 2004 he has been a Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey, and since 2005 an honorary canon of the Cathedral Chapter of the Diocese in Europe. From 2005 he has been Chaplain and Ecumenical Secretary to successive Archbishops of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.


He is married to Sarah, a musician; and they have two children, Thomas and AnnaMary. His interests include live classical music, walking, reading, and cooking.


Bishop Jonathan is a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Canterbury and an assistant bishop in the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Birmingham, Bristol, Coventry, Exeter, Lichfield, Oxford, Truro and Worcester.



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