The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: All Saints' Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare is rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.

Geoffrey Hoare has served as rector of All Saints' Atlanta since June 1998. A native of England, he came to America as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina in 1976. After taking an additional degree from Cambridge University, where he is a member of Magdalene College, he returned to the United States and to the Yale University Divinity School together with its Episcopal component, the Berkeley Divinity School.

He was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Diocese of North Carolina where he served at Christ Church in Raleigh 1982-1987, also teaching theology in the Vocational Deacons Training Program before becoming Rector of St. Paul's Church in Alexandria, Va., 1987-1998. During those years he also served as adjunct faculty at the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Geoffrey has served church and community in a number of capacities including addressing issues of domestic violence, rape crisis and child abuse (Impact) in North Carolina; issues of homelessness (Carpenter's Lodgings and Shelter) and AIDS (The Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry) in Virginia; and seeking to address issues of race, class and other "isms" on a national level (VISIONS Inc). He has served on the Board of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is a member of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion. He was selected to participate in the pastor-theologian program of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton. He currently serves as an instructor in the contextual education program of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

He enjoys singing in church, shower and any other venue that will have him. He is an avid golfer, reader, writer and chef. He lives with his wife, Sage, and their children.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare

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Tuesday February 24, 2009
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare leads us into the season of Lent with a provocative look at Psalm 25, encouraging us to examine and deal with the enemies we face within and without.


Tuesday February 17, 2009
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare explores Psalm 50 for Transfiguration Sunday, and examines the difference between real worship and false emotional attempts to cause glorious spiritual experiences.


Sunday October 28, 2007
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare asks us to lay aside our tendencies to blame others in order to justify ourselves and encourages us to open our hearts to God and to discover what is of true and ultimate worth.


Sunday September 23, 2007
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare urges us to pray without ceasing to make supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings for this is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare Part 2 - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

Friday March 13, 2009
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare, rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church, sits down with host Peter Wallace and discusses a wide range of topics.

The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare Part 1 - Day1 Conversation with Peter Wallace

Friday March 13, 2009
Our host, Peter Wallace, sits down with the Rev. Geoffrey Hoare and discusses the work of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the topics of discussion are All Saints' as an oasis in the downtown Atlanta area, a life stabilization ministry called the Covenant Community and a number of other aspects of the work of All Saints.