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Dean of St Paul's

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St Paul's Cathedral, London
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


Name Portrait Term of office
Alexander Nowell
British - Alexander Nowell - Google Art Project.jpg
1560 1602[†]
John Overall
1602 1614
Valentine Cary
ValentineCary BishopOfExeter Died1626 ExeterCathedral.PNG
1614 1621
John Donne
John Donne by Isaac Oliver.jpg
1621 1631[†]
Thomas Winniffe
No image.svg
1631 1642
Richard Steward
(not installed)
Richard Steward by Adriaen Hanneman.jpg
1642 1651[†]
Vacancy (English Interregnum) 1651 1660
Matthew Nicholas
No image.svg
1660 1661[†]
John Barwick
John Barwick Dean of St Paul's.jpg
1661 1664[†]
William Sancroft
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 Eton portrait.jpg
1707 1726
Francis Hare
(in commendam as Bishop of St Asaph 1727–31,
as Bishop of Chichester from 1731)
No image.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)
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)
Thomas Thurlow British Museum.jpg
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)
William Van Mildert by Thomas Lawrence.jpg
1820 1826
Charles Sumner
(in commendam as Bishop of Llandaff)
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
1911 1934
Walter Matthews
Walter Matthews.jpg
1934 1967
Martin Sullivan
No image.svg
1967 1978
Alan Webster
No image.svg
1978 1988
Eric Evans
No image.svg
1988 1996[†]
John Moses
No image.svg
1996 2006
Graeme Knowles
A brace of Deans (3645268046) (Graeme Knowles cropped).jpg
2007 2011
David Ison
No image.svg
2012 incumbent
Andrew Tremlett
No image.svg
2022 dean-designate

See also


  • Died in office


  • 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.
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