Revolutionary Priest and Guardian Columnist

Elephant and Castle, South London


Giles Fraser is a Church of England priest, a journalist and a broadcaster. He writes a weekly Saturday column for The Guardian, as well as appearing frequently on BBC Radio 4. He is a regular contributor on Thought for the Day and a panellist on The Moral Maze. He was formerly a visiting professor in the anthropology department at the London School of Economics and was previously Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and director of the St Paul’s Institute. In October 2011, Occupy London based their protest outside St Paul’s. Fraser said that he was happy for people to “exercise their right to protest peacefully” outside the cathedral. Fraser resigned as he could not sanction any policy of the chapter of St Paul’s to use force to remove the protesters. Fraser has said that it was “a huge matter of regret to leave” St Paul’s. “But not for one moment have I thought that I did the wrong thing.” Having resigned from St Paul’s Cathedral, Giles Fraser has taken up a new job as an inner-city parish priest in Elephant and Castle, south London