Guest: The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison
Interlocutor: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw
The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison is Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England. Born in 1954 and brought up in Brentwood, Essex, David went to university in Leicester and theological college in Nottingham. He was ordained at age 24 as a curate in Deptford, south-east of London, where he was engaged in inner-city ministry and studied for a PhD in early church history. After a further three years spent as a tutor at the Church Army training college in Blackheath, he became vicar of Potters Green. 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. He was installed as Dean of St. Paul’s in May, 2012.