Lis Goddard


Lis has been Vicar of St James the Less since September 2010. This follows a year spent as Associate Vicar at St Mary’s Stoke Bishop in Bristol; a short-term appointment to provide consultancy on leadership structures. She trained for ordination alongside her husband, Andrew, being ordained in 1996 and job-sharing a curacy with him in Oxfordshire.

In the last fourteen years, she has also been a university chaplain and worked as Tutor for Ministerial Formation at Wycliffe Hall and Assistant Minister at St Andrew’s Church in North Oxford. She leads missions and does a lot of mentoring and spiritual direction, as well as being the current Chair of Awesome, a network of ordained women evangelicals. Her first book, The Gender Agenda, co-written with Clare Hendry, was published in November 2010. She is passionate about seeing people come to Jesus and growing in their faith, and loves spending time with her husband and two teenage children. She also enjoys real ales, curries and walking the family dog, Bramble.

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