Dean of St Paul's

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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.

List of deans[edit]

Post-Reformation[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office
Alexander Nowell British - Alexander Nowell - Google Art Project.jpg 1560 1602
John Overall Joverall.jpg 1602 1614
Valentine Cary ValentineCary BishopOfExeter Died1626 ExeterCathedral.PNG 1614 1621
John Donne John Donne by Isaac Oliver.jpg 1621 1631
Thomas Winniffe Fond blanc.svg 1631 1642
Richard Steward
(not installed)
Richard Steward by Adriaen Hanneman.jpg 1642 1651
Vacancy (English Interregnum) 1651 1660
Matthew Nicholas Fond blanc.svg 1660 1661
John Barwick John Barwick Dean of St Paul's.jpg 1661 1662
William Sancroft AbpWilliamSancroft.jpg 1664 1678
Edward Stillingfleet Edward Stillingfleet by Mary Beale.jpg 1678 1689
John Tillotson John Tillotson by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.jpg 1689 1691
William Sherlock William Sherlock Dean of St Paul's.jpg 1691 1707
Henry Godolphin Henry Godolphin.jpg 1707 1726
Francis Hare
(in commendam as Bishop of St Asaph 1727–31,
as Bishop of Chichester from 1731)
Fond blanc.svg 1726 1740
Joseph Butler
(in commendam as Bishop of Bristol)
Joseph Butler, Bp of Bristol.jpg 1740 1750
Thomas Secker
(in commendam as Bishop of Oxford)
Thomas Secker by Sir Joshua Reynolds.jpg 1750 1758
John Hume
(in commendam as Bishop of Oxford)
John Hume Bp of Oxford.jpg 1758 1766
Frederick Cornwallis
(in commendam as Bishop of Lichfield)
AbpFrederickCornwallis.jpg 1766 1768
Thomas Newton
(in commendam as Bishop of Bristol)
Thomas Newton Bp Bristol.jpg 1768 1782
Thomas Thurlow
(in commendam as Bishop of Lincoln)
Fond blanc.svg 1782 1787
George Pretyman Tomline
(Pretyman until 1803)
(in commendam as Bishop of Lincoln)
SirGeorgePretymanTomline.jpg 1787 1820
William Van Mildert
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
William Van Mildert by Thomas Lawrence.jpg 1820 1826
Charles Sumner
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
CharlesRichardSumner.jpg 1826 1827
Edward Copleston
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
Edward Copleston (1776–1849) Bishop of Llandaff.jpg 1827 1849
Henry Hart Milman Portrait of Henry Hart Milman.jpg 1849 1868
Henry Longueville Mansel Henry Longueville Mansel J&C Watkins.jpg 1868 1871
Richard William Church Portrait of Richard William Church.jpg 1871 1890
Robert Gregory Robert Gregory Lock & Whitfield.jpg 1891 1911
William Inge Deaninge.jpg 1911 1934
Walter Matthews Walter Matthews.jpg 1934 1967
Martin Sullivan Fond blanc.svg 1967 1978
Alan Webster Fond blanc.svg 1978 1988
Eric Evans Fond blanc.svg 1988 1996
John Moses Fond blanc.svg 1996 2006
Graeme Knowles Fond blanc.svg 2007 2011
David Ison Fond blanc.svg 2012 incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.