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The Very Reverend Dr David Ison - Dean
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison is Dean of St Paul's Cathedral and is head of the Chapter.
Brought up in Brentwood, Essex, David went to university in Leicester and theological college in Nottingham, and was ordained aged 24 as a curate in Deptford, south-east London, where he was engaged in inner-city ministry and studied for a PhD in early church history.
After a further three years as a tutor at the Church Army training college in Blackheath, he became vicar of Potters Green, a parish on a housing estate in Coventry.
Experience in theological training led in 1993 to work in Exeter in theological training for ordinands and clergy, and from 1995 he was Residentiary Canon at Exeter Cathedral with particular responsibility for the library. In 2005 David became Dean of Bradford with the task of rebuilding the cathedralís ministry and mission. He became Dean of St Paul's in May 2012
For general queries for Dean Ison please contact:
Susie de Wilton
T: 020 7236 2827
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough - Pastor
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough is Canon Pastor of St Paul's Cathedral, with the brief of pastoral care for staff, visitors and worshippers.
Michael Colclough has served as a Priest, Area Dean, Archdeacon and Bishop in the Diocese of London. He trained for the priesthood at Leeds University and Cuddesdon College, Oxford, and was ordained at Lichfield Cathedral in 1971, serving his first curacy at St Weburgh's, Burslem.
In 1975, he moved to the Diocese of London and was Curate of St Mary, South Ruislip, before being made Priest-in-Charge of St Anselm, Hayes. Following his appointments as Area Dean of Hillingdon and Team Rector of Uxbridge, he became Archdeacon of Northolt in 1992. In 1994 he was appointed Archdeacon at London House and PA to the Bishop of London and in 1995 he became a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen. He was consecrated Bishop of Kensington on 24 September 1996 at St Paul's Cathedral. Within the Diocese he chairs ALMA, the diocesan link with the Church in Angola and Mozambique.
For general queries for Canon Michael Colclough please contact:
T: 020 7489 8579
The Reverend Mark Oakley - Chancellor
The Reverend Mark Oakley is Chancellor (previously Treasurer) of St Paul's. The Canon Chancellor is responsible for the educational and outreach activities of the Cathedral through the work of its Schools and Families Department and the St Paulís Forum. He also oversees the work of the St Paulís Institute through which the Cathedral seeks to engage with ethical issues concerning the City, finance and human wellbeing. The Canon Chancellor is also responsible for the visual arts policy of the Cathedral which seeks to enhance the mission of the Cathedral through temporary art installations.
Canon Oakley was born in Shrewsbury in 1968 and was educated in London and Oxford. He was ordained at St Paulís in 1993 and served his first appointment as Curate of St Johnís Wood Church (1993-6). He was then asked to become the Chaplain to the Bishop of London (1996-2000) and was later appointed Rector of St Paulís, Covent Garden, known as "the Actorsí churchĒ (2000-5). He was also Chaplain at RADA from 2003 to 2005. He was subsequently invited to take up appointment as Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, based in Copenhagen. Canon Oakley returned to London in 2008 and served at Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, before being appointed to St Paulís. He is also a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM the Queen (1996-). Canon Oakleyís interests are the relationship between faith and poetry, human rights and the place of faith in the contemporary world. He is the author of several books and is a regular lecturer and broadcaster.
For general queries for Canon Mark Oakley please contact:
T: 020 7489 8579
The Reverend Michael Hampel - Precentor
As Precentor, Canon Hampel has responsibility for music and liturgy at the cathedral.
Canon Hampel was educated at Stratford-upon-Avon, Durham, and Cambridge, and was ordained in Durham Cathedral in 1993 to serve as Assistant Curate of Whitworth with St Paul, Spennymoor.
He was then appointed Minor Canon, Precentor and Sacrist of Durham Cathedral until 2002 when he became Senior Tutor of St Chad's College in the University of Durham. Michael was appointed Residentiary Canon and Precentor of St Edmundsbury Cathedral in 2004, becoming also Sub-Dean in 2008 and Acting Dean in 2009. He has acted and directed in amateur theatre most of his life; in the North East, he had a long association with the Air Training Corps; and, more recently, was Vice-Chair of Governors of King Edward VI Upper School in Bury St Edmunds.
For general queries for Canon Michael Hampel please contact:
T: 020 7489 8579
The Reverend Philippa Boardman, MBE - Canon Treasurer
As Treasurer, Philippa is responsible for the Ďtreasuresí of finance and of Sir Christopher Wrenís stunning building.
Philippa was among the first group of women to be ordained priest in the Diocese of London in a service actually at St Paulís Cathedral. She served two curacies in the Dioceses of Chelmsford and London. Between 1996 and 2003 she was first Priest-in-Charge at Old Ford St Paul and St Mark and then Vicar from 2003-2012.
In 2011 she was awarded the MBE for Services to Heritage in East London in recognition of her work to renovate and re-open the parish church of St Paul, Old Ford. She is a regular speaker at church and urban regeneration conferences on the missional and innovative use of church buildings. She has served on the General Synod of the Church of England since 1994 and as a Member of the Church of England Church Buildings Council since 2009. She was a Prebendary here at St Paul's from 2002-2013.
Canon Treasurer's Secretary and Committee Secretary
T: 020 7248 3312
Peter McCullough - Lay Canon (History)
As Lay Canon (History) Peter has special responsibility for input on historical matters. This includes the Interpretation Project Ė a long term project concerned with bringing St Paulís to life for all its visitors.
Peter McCullough is a leading expert and widely published writer on the religious history of early modern England. He is also General Editor of The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne. This 16-volume edition, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, reassesses the greatest prose works of St Paulís Cathedralís most famous Dean. Peter McCullough is currently writing a new biography of Lancelot Andrewes for Oxford University Press. He has also published on religion and the early modern book trade that was centred in St Paul's Churchyard.
Gavin Ralston - Lay Canon (Finance)
As Lay Canon (Finance) Gavin Ralston holds particular responsibility for finance at St Paul's Cathedral. He is Global Head of Product and leading international asset manager at Schroder Investment Management. He holds the role of Lay Canon in addition to his position at Schroders.
He has had a long career in asset management in the City of London. As Global Head of Product and Chairman, Europe and Middle East at Schroder Investment Management he has responsibility for managing the firmís product offering across equity, fixed income and multi-asset. He has a degree from University College, Oxford and is a member of the Investment Funds Committee of the Investment Management Association. Gavin Ralston also serves as a Churchwarden at St Lawrence Jewry-next Guildhall and as trustee of an endowment fund established by University College, Oxford.
Lucrezia Walker - Lay Canon (Visual Arts)
Lucrezia Walker is Lay Canon with Portfolio to the Visual Arts. She was was installed in November 2009 and is committed to developing the St Paul's Cathedral Arts Programme.
She studied art history at the University of East Anglia, and has an MA in Victorian studies. She taught at Rome University, was galleries correspondent for the Tablet, and lectures and write on artists and art history.
The Very Reverend Dr David Ison - Dean Enlarge
The Right Reverend Michael Colclough - Canon Pastor Enlarge
The Reverend Mark Oakley - Canon Chancellor Enlarge
The Reverend Michael Hampel - Precentor Enlarge
The Reverend Philippa Boardman, MBE - Canon Treasurer Enlarge
Peter McCullough - Lay Canon (History) Enlarge
Gavin Ralston - Lay Canon (Finance) Enlarge
Lucrezia Walker - Lay Canon (Visual Arts) Enlarge