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St Paul's Cathedral, London

The Dean of St Paul's is a member of, and chairman of the Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral in London in the Church of England. The Dean of St Paul's is also (ex officio) Dean of the Order of the British Empire.

The current Dean is David Ison, who was installed on 25 May 2012.

Contents

List of deansEdit

Post-ReformationEdit

Name Portrait Term of office
Alexander Nowell   1560 1602
John Overall   1602 1614
Valentine Cary   1614 1621
John Donne   1621 1631
Thomas Winniffe   1631 1642
Richard Steward
(not installed)
  1642 1651
Vacancy (English Interregnum) 1651 1660
Matthew Nicholas   1660 1661
John Barwick   1661 1662
William Sancroft   1664 1678
Edward Stillingfleet   1678 1689
John Tillotson   1689 1691
William Sherlock   1691 1707
Henry Godolphin   1707 1726
Francis Hare
(in commendam as Bishop of St Asaph 1727–31,
as Bishop of Chichester from 1731)
  1726 1740
Joseph Butler
(in commendam as Bishop of Bristol)
  1740 1750
Thomas Secker
(in commendam as Bishop of Oxford)
  1750 1758
John Hume
(in commendam as Bishop of Oxford)
  1758 1766
Frederick Cornwallis
(in commendam as Bishop of Lichfield)
  1766 1768
Thomas Newton
(in commendam as Bishop of Bristol)
  1768 1782
Thomas Thurlow
(in commendam as Bishop of Lincoln)
  1782 1787
George Pretyman Tomline
(Pretyman until 1803)
(in commendam as Bishop of Lincoln)
  1787 1820
William Van Mildert
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
  1820 1826
Charles Sumner
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
  1826 1827
Edward Copleston
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
  1827 1849
Henry Hart Milman   1849 1868
Henry Longueville Mansel   1868 1871
Richard William Church   1871 1890
Robert Gregory   1891 1911
William Inge   1911 1934
Walter Matthews   1934 1967
Martin Sullivan   1967 1978
Alan Webster   1978 1988
Eric Evans   1988 1996
John Moses   1996 2006
Graeme Knowles   2007 2011
David Ison   2012 incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Deans of St Paul's. Greenway, D. E. (1968). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300. Volume 1: St. Paul's, London. British History Online. pp. 4–8.
  • Deans of St Paul's. Horn, J. M. (1963). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541. Volume 5: St Paul's, London. British History Online. pp. 4–7.
  • Deans of St Paul's. Horn, J. M. (1969). Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541–1857. Volume 1: St. Paul's, London. British History Online. pp. 5–7.
  • WR Matthews: [1] Date accessed: 15 February 2006.
  • St Paul's Cathedral press release 23 Jan 2006: [2] Date accessed: 15 February 2006.