Under fire, vicar who said ‘we love Allah’: Liberal clergyman attacked by traditional Anglicans for allowing full Muslim prayer service in his Church

A leading liberal clergyman has come under fire from traditionalist Anglicans after allowing a full Muslim prayer service in his church.

Reverend Giles Goddard, vicar of St John’s in Waterloo, central London, joined in the event by reading a passage from the Bible at the ‘Inclusive Mosque’ event.

He then asked the congregation to praise ‘the god that we love, Allah’, it was reported last night.

  • SDMatt

    “Allahu Akbar” means “god is greater,” as in “our god Allah, whom we like to trick you by saying he’s the same god you worship, is actually greater than your god Jesus. That’s why the Koran has Jesus denying he’s the son of god and why Jesus shows up at the end of times to break the cross and make all non-Muslims choose Islam or death.”

  • BillyHW


  • Jason

    If he wants to convert to Islam, he’s an idiot, but have at it – just don’t claim to be a Christian in that case. And if he wants to pretend to be an Anglican, then don’t venerate a non-Christian God, or hold services in an Anglican church.

  • winniec

    The bishop needs to talk to Giles Goddard and bring in the diocesan theologian for the chat.

    Allah is not the same god as Jehovah whose name (the Tetragrammaton) appears almost 7,000 times in the Hebrew Bible. It also is used normatively in the Syriac NT.

    The archeological evidence points to Allah being ‘Qos-Allah’ the Arabian version of Mars, the god of war.

    Giles Goddard is breaking a number of the Ten Commandments when arse-lifters worship a moonrock in Arabia, the Holy Gravel.

  • Incompetent fool.

    • winniec

      Misguided. He probably calls it ‘outreach’, but the outreach is one-way. Mohammedans see ‘interfaith dialogue’ not as dialogue, but monologue.

      • ntt1

        there is a long standing fatwa against any imams being involved in any interfaith out reach except for the unloved muslim mongrels; the Ahmadiyyas

  • Achmed

    Now that true Islamic prayers have been held there under God’s Law the Shari’a this is now a mosque and under the rule of Islam.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The CoE is fighting a strategic withdrawal, hoping the akbars behead them last.

  • Blacksmith

    I just can’t understand why anyone would have a problem with this? I mean muslims have Christians preaching in their mosques all the time right? They are also extremely tolerant of faiths other than their own.

  • ntt1

    a perfect demonstration of why the Anglican church is imploding. This goof is just one example of the extremely progressive newly ordained priests that befoul the church these days. Any congregation needing a priest will be stuck with one of these liberation theology types or a beamy Anglican church lady priest with a blue rinse. it is futile to interview more that 6 or 7 as they are all apparently clones.

  • P_F

    Does any of the countless imams in the west has ever invited any Christian, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist priest in their numerous mosques & allowed them to proceed with a Christian, Jews, Hindu or Buddhist prayer???

  • Frances

    Am not holding my breath waiting for the Reverend to celebrate Holy Communion at the local mosque with the blessing of the imam.

  • pop

    He should just give away his church to allow the mosque to begin full time.

  • Gary

    No real shock to me, back around 2004 I came across a video from the Pickering Mosque that had a meeting to denounce hate and bigotry and there was the Lib MP Dan McTeague that took the mic and praised Muhamed and allah as the last messenger and true god of all gods.
    I warned MP McTeague about denying Christ in public to appease the Mosque of muslims means that Christ will deny YOU in front of the father.
    He didn’t deny it because it was posted on the Internet for anyone to watch , so he resorted to bashing me in his rude response.

    Looks like the Muzzie’s didn’t tell him and Mark Holland that the charade was being video taped because MP Holland had also bashed Christians to keep them happy. This is a tactic by some mosques to lure in Leaders to praise islam and muslims so the Video can be used for propaganda later that Jihad and radicalizing youth is endorsed by the Liberal party .

    Allah knows where I live, and in all the time I have denied Mo and the Invention of islam in the 7th century i have yet to see this powerful Allah come and see me.

  • tom_billesley

    A syncretist (or is it syncretin?).