Dean Letter: A Pandemic Success Story

This is a transcript of the conversation between the Dean and Maya Little-Saña. Some sentences were not captured by the transcription software. Penny: Hello, St. Paul’s. This week I want to share with you about one of our ministries that has been quietly flourishing and growing throughout the pandemic. I’ve asked our wonderful children, youth … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Interview with Cheryl Wilson

Hello St. Paul’s. One of St. Paul’s greatest success stories is the founding over 60 years ago of St. Paul’s Episcopal Home. For over half of its history, St. Paul’s Senior Services, as it’s now known, has been led by my friend and colleague Cheryl Wilson. Last week Cheryl and I sat down to talk … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Thank You

Hello St. Paul’s, We are finally at the end of this year that has been so hard in so many ways. Like many of you, I am rather desperately hoping that 2021 will be a MUCH better year for us, our community, our nation, and the world. We have suffered some serious losses, but St. … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: A Different Christmas

Hello St. Paul’s, It’s Christmas Eve. What are you usually doing on Christmas Eve? Traveling, baking, welcoming house guests, keeping the kids from going nuts, rehearsing, maybe some last-minute shopping? How different is it this year? There’s lots of sadness and loss: some of us are missing loved ones, some of us are ill with … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Chancel Update

Hello St. Paul’s, It’s time for me to update you on the work of the chancel and nave renovation task force, which consists of a number of staff, liturgical leaders, and Chapter members. We’ve been working together since August to come up with a design that will make the cathedral space as accessible and flexible … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Celebrating Kendall

The Very Rev. Penny Bridges interviews Kendall Squires, our former Chancellor, who held this position approximately 30 years, but has since retired to North Carolina.  Kendall also served as a founding manager of Nutmeg and Olive LLC, which handled the sale of our north parcel of land. Kendall speaks with Penny on his history at the Cathedral and … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Keeping in Touch

Hello St. Paul’s, Since the pandemic began I have written over 500 letters to members of our parish community. I don’t have a printer at home, so they have all been hand-written: my handwriting has actually improved! About half of the letters to date have been thank-you notes for 2021 pledges. The rest are divided … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: The Rebuilt Piano

Hello St. Paul’s, As you may know, we have long had two Steinway grand pianos in the Great Hall. Neither was in great condition, and about two years ago we decided it was time to restore the better one to its former glory, so that we could host concerts with a really good instrument. Restoration … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Diocese Convention

Report from Diocesan Convention 2020 Hello St. Paul’s. Last weekend the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego held its annual convention. All clergy canonically resident in the diocese are expected to attend Convention as delegates, and each congregation elects a number of lay delegates, with the number determined by the Average Sunday Attendance figures of the … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Peace & Justice

Hello St. Paul’s, As we have lived through the general election, peace and justice have been topics on my mind, and I suspect on yours too. As you know, we have an active Peace and Justice committee at St. Paul’s, and I want to share with you a project they have been working on. From … READ MORE…

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