Category Archives: Dean of St Pauls

The Challenge of Harmonious Difference

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Cathedrals have been in the news over the last few years, though not always for the reasons that they or the wider Church of England might like. However, … Continue reading

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Divine Headship Meets Woman Bishop

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral I’ll be taking part later this week in the ceremony at which Bishop Sarah Mullally will become the first woman Bishop of London, 24 years on from the … Continue reading

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Rolling With the Punch(line)

by the Very Rev Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s ‘My wife complained that her feet hurt. I said: “You’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet.” She said: “But these are the only feet I’ve got.”’ Tommy Cooper … Continue reading

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“Cassock Chasers” and Compromised Clergy

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Some recent blogging about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church of England has referred to ‘cassock chasers’. When I read it, it was a phrase new to me; … Continue reading

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Confronting our Culture, Presenting our Past

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s I saw a new member of staff at morning prayer in St Paul’s last week. He said that he’d felt drawn by the sense of something ancient and solid, … Continue reading

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Bishops and Transforming Love

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Over the last few months the Vacancy in See Committee of the Diocese of London has been working to set out our view of what kind of bishop … Continue reading

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The Power of Feeling over Thinking

by the Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s I write this on the day that the British Government is triggering Article 50 to take Britain out of the European Union: a day regarded as totemic by many, but … Continue reading

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