Giles Fraser is a priest of the Church of England and a journalist. He is currently the parish priest at St Mary's, Newington in South London and 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 is visiting professor in the anthropology department at the London School of Economics. He was previously Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral and director of the St Paul’s Institute from 2009 until his resignation in October 2011 over the Occupy Movement.
As Canon Chancellor, Fraser was a residentiary canon with special responsibility for contemporary ethics and engagement with the City of London as a financial centre. He was a chaplain and then a lecturer in philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford and is the author/co-author of several books.
Fraser has lectured on moral leadership for the British Army at the Defence Academy.
Fraser was the founder of Inclusive Church and campaigns for lesbian and gay inclusion within the church. He was voted Stonewall Hero of the Year in 2012. In July 2013, Fraser was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Edge Hill University.