Who We Are & Contacts
The members of the Chapter, the Council and the College of Canons together comprise the Corporation of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London, which is the legal entity which is responsible for the life, work and witness of St Paul's.
The Chapter is the principal governing body of St Paul's. Its members include the Dean (as its Chair) and the four Residentiary Canons together with up to four Lay (not ordained) Canons. Vision, strategy and policy are overseen by Chapter on behalf of the Corporation of St Paul's, to which it reports, and are developed in consultation with the Bishop and the Cathedral's other governance bodies.
The Chapter is responsible for oversight and management of worship and prayer, mission and education as well as
buildings and finances, and is advised by subcommittees including external advisors. The Registrar, Emma Davies, is the Cathedral's principal
administrator and lay officer, and assists Chapter in carrying out its work, overseeing more than 150 full-time staff and hundreds of
Chapter member profiles
The Cathedral Council furthers and supports the work of the Cathedral in many capacities including spiritual, pastoral, evangelistic, missionary, social and ecumenical. It also reviews and advises upon the direction and oversight of that work by the Chapter.
|Sir Roger Gifford, Chair||The Bishop of London|
|The Dean||The Canon Pastor|
|The Chancellor||The Treasurer|
|The Precentor||Mr Bernard Donoghue|
|Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP||Ms Kathryn McDowell, CBE|
|Mr James de Sausmarez||Ms Sheila Nicoll|
|Mr Chris Allen||Mrs Catherine McGuinness|
|Mr Richard Gough||Mr Paul Gray|
|The Revd Prebendary Jonathan Osbourne||Mr Robert Bowles|
|The Revd Prebendary Marjorie Brown||Mr Simon Holden|
College of Canons
The College of Canons deals with the election of the Bishop of London and advises the Bishop when requested. It also receives and considers the annual report and audited accounts, as well as discussing other matters raised.
|The Dean, Chair||Non-Residentiary Canons|
|Area Bishops||Assistant Bishops|
|Lay Canons||Suffragan Bishops|
St Paul's Cathedral Enterprises Ltd Board of Directors
St Paul’s Cathedral Enterprises Ltd is a company set up to financially support the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London by engaging in commercial activities. The generated surplus, after deduction of operating expenses, is donated in its entirety annually under a deed of covenant to St Paul’s for its general purposes and the furtherance of its Christian mission.
|The Reverend Canon Jonathan Brewster, Chair||Emma Davies - Director|
|Selina Fellows - Non Executive Director||Duncan Smith - Director|
|Anthony Bird - Non Executive Director||Vacant - Company Secretary|
Share Holder (100%) The Corporation of the Cathedral Church of St Paul in London