Dean of St Paul’s to Retire

28th July 2021

BREAKING NEWS: The Dean of St Paul’s the Very Revd David Ison, has announced he will retire in September 2022.

The Very Revd Dr David Ison says

“Being part of the team shaping St Paul’s for the twenty-first century is a great privilege and a stretching and fulfilling experience. I have learnt much and experienced many new things, and I deeply appreciate working alongside exceptional colleagues in cathedral, diocese, city and beyond. Through all the cathedral’s opportunities and challenges, we continue to pursue the vision of enabling people to encounter the transforming presence of God in Jesus Christ.

“It is unusual to announce retirement a year in advance but a wide consultation is required to appoint a new dean, hence making public the reason why those consultations are happening. I am very grateful that those responsible for the appointment are already working with the cathedral to start the recruitment process in the autumn of 2021. This means there will be no long gap between one dean and another, which will benefit St Paul’s as it continues to cope with the financial impact of the pandemic and develop its ministry to the city and nation. There will be a time next year for farewells, but during the next twelve months I will be working hard to contribute all I can to ensure that St Paul’s continues to be a beacon of hope for everyone.”

Read the press release in full on St Paul’s website.