Category Archives: Dean of St Pauls

“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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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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