Following her historic installation as the 133rd Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally will be in conversation with David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, about her faith, her life, what matters to her most, and how she feels about being the first female Bishop of London.
A Londoner for most of her adult life, she is passionate about how people live well in the city, about health, loneliness, the call to transformed lives, and what the church can offer people in a new century and a fast-changing city.
The event is free and open to everyone, and there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.
Sarah Mullally is the Bishop of London. Installed on 12 May in St Paul’s Cathedral, she was previously Bishop of Crediton, has worked at Salisbury Cathedral and been a parish priest, and before had a career as a nurse, specialising in cancer care. Her very successful career in the NHS culminated in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England at the age of 37, and she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery.
David Ison is the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral. Previously Dean of Bradford in Yorkshire, he began as an inner city priest in Deptford, taught at a training college in Blackheath, worked on a housing estate in Coventry and with in-service training of clergy in Devon, and has a PhD in Early Church History.