Press release

Suffragan See of Ebbsfleet: nomination of Reverend Canon Jonathan Goodall approved

The Queen has approved the nomination of Reverend Canon Jonathan Michael Goodall to the Suffragan See of Ebbsfleet.

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Jonathan Michael Goodall, BMus, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Personal Chaplain and Ecumenical Secretary at Lambeth Palace, to the Suffragan See of Ebbsfleet in the Diocese of Canterbury, in succession to the Right Reverend Jonathan Mark Richard Baker, BA, MPhil, on his translation to the Suffragan See of Fulham on 13 June 2013.

Notes for editors

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Goodall (aged 52), 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.

Canon Goodall is married to Sarah, a musician and they have 2 children, Thomas (24) and AnnaMary (19). His interests include live classical music, walking, reading and cooking.

Published 2 August 2013