On Sunday 18 January 2009 it was announced that after nearly
twenty years' service at All Saints, The Reverend Simon Godfrey
was to take up the position of Chancellor at
Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Malta in June 2009. He can be
contacted at: The Chancellor, St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral,
Independance Square, Valletta, VLT1535, Malta GC and telephone
+35 621 22 57 14.
St Paul's has long cultivated its musical tradition. As well as
a regular Sunday Choir, the St Paul Choral Society - a local
Choir directed by the Organist, Dr Agius Muscat - sings at
significant services and the Cathedral welcomes visiting choirs,
both at services and for concert performances, to mutual
benefit. One of Fr. Simon's tasks upon reaching Valletta was
spearheading the organ restoration project and bringing the
wealth of expertise he had amassed from his time developing the
Foundation of All Saints to the musical life of the Cathedral.
Simon Godfrey was born in London and educated in Devon at
Homelands School and Britannia Royal Naval College. Whilst
reading Theology at King's College, London, he served on the
Parochial Church Council of St Magnus the Martyr in the City of
London, and was Head Server at Westminster Abbey. He served his
Curacy at St Peter and Paul Kettering before taking his first
post as Rector of Crick in Northamptonshire. In 1989 he was
appointed to the post of Vicar of All Saints Church, becoming
Rector of Northampton in 1998.
Since 1988 he has been a Chaplain to the Forces in the
Territorial Army, his present position being Chaplain of the
Cambridge University Officer Training Corps. He is also the Army
Cadet Force Chaplain for Northamptonshire, County Chaplain for
the Royal British Legion, and Chaplain of the Royal and Derngate
Theatres. He is a Chaplain in the Order of St John and is County
Chaplain of St John Ambulance, a Freeman of the City of London,
and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.