Category Archives: Dean of St Pauls

An Old Dirty Candle to Transform the Darkness…

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Round the corner and down the aisle as you walk under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is the Dean’s Vestry.  On the mantelpiece of the fireplace next to … Continue reading

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“Absolute is NOT fabulous!”

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral  The last Sunday in November is dedicated to Christ the King. It’s a recent commemoration, started very deliberately by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to recall Christians to … Continue reading

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Vocations in the Cupboard?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral The Church of England is working to increase vocations to ordination by 50%, including making them more diverse. This is most obvious in relation to ethnic origin, where … Continue reading

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‘Do You See This Woman?’

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s It was a scandal. How dare he overturn nearly two millennia of tradition and upset people’s faith unnecessarily? And he’s kept doing it. It’s absolutely against the rules….  So … Continue reading

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Doctrine, The Trinity…And All That Jazz!

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Above the great west door of St Paul’s, on the inside, is a huge stone-carved open book. It’s mirrored in the many books, open and closed, carved and scattered … Continue reading

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Right or True – Discerning the Difference

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s I met a lovely Christian man over coffee and flapjack last week. He wanted some of my time to tell me where the Church of England has gone wrong … Continue reading

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All in This Together?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s On 18th March Iain Duncan-Smith resigned from his UK government Cabinet post as Work and Pensions Secretary. His resignation letter said, ‘The latest changes to benefits to the disabled … Continue reading

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