Born: April 2, 1762, Buckingham, England.
Died: April 15, 1816, Stockwell, Surrey, England.
Buried: Rector’s vault, St. Ann, Blackfriars, England.
Goode received his early education first in Buckingham, then under Thomas Palmer Bull, a dissenting minister at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.
Having a strong inclination to the ministry, he left his father’s business and, in 1780, entered Magdalen Hall at Oxford (BA 1784, MA 1787).
On taking Holy Orders in 1786, he became curate of Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire; then of St. Ann, Blackfriars; and subsequently rector of the latter, adding thereto one or two lectureships.
Goode’s interest in foreign missions took a practical turn in his helping found the Church Missionary Society.