Dean Letter: Why give to church?

Hello St. Paul’s, From time to time people wonder why we ask you to make a financial pledge to the Cathedral community’s general operating fund. It may be that you come from a faith community where that isn’t the practice, or maybe you’ve heard that we have a large endowment fund that supports our operations, … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 4)

This is an excerpt from an interview of Sue Kelly by the Rev. Dick Anderson in 2017. Hi, I’m Sue Kelly. And I’ve been a member of St. Paul’s for 60 years with some hiatus during college and traveling, but it’s been a big part of my life. And I want to tell you first … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 3)

This is a transcript of part of an interview between the Very Rev. James E. Carroll, first Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Rev. Dick Anderson, in 2017. Jim Carroll:     Dr. Cutting: do you remember him? Do you have any memory of 8th and C? Dick Anderson:           No. Jim:     Well, he was a superb … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s an Oral History (Part 2)

Almira Fort is one of our longest-tenured parishioners. Here she talks with Dick Anderson in an interview recorded in 2017 about her memories of St. Paul’s. Almira: In 1959, I joined the roster. And we’ve been coming to St. Paul’s ever since. Then I met the Minchendens, Mrs Minchenden and her husband. I could say … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: St. Paul’s – an Oral History

Anne Walter Remembers St. Paul’s: 1975-1978 A transcript of an interview by the Rev. Dick Anderson of Anne Walter in 2017 When my younger daughter entered kindergarten, I became involved with the church school program here. I’m not sure if at that time I was on the Education Committee, but if I wasn’t, I soon … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: New COVID Restrictions and Ministry Openings

Hello St. Paul’s, This week I want to share information about some of our ministries that have been in abeyance during the pandemic and now need to be revitalized. But first, I want to acknowledge the frustration and stress we are all feeling as restrictions are once again tightened in the face of the increase … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Chairs

Hello St. Paul’s, If you’ve been in the church over the last two weeks you know that we have made the change from pews to chairs. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to any cathedral member: we have been talking about it for over a year, and we went through an extensive search for the … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Pride Week

Hello St. Paul’s, While the rest of the world celebrated Pride in June, in San Diego we wait until July, and next week is Pride Week. Pride matters at St. Paul’s. We are known as a faith community that welcomes and includes everyone. Participation in our leadership, both lay and clergy, is open to all … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: EFM

This is a transcript of a conversation between the Dean and 2021 EfM graduates Wayne Blizzard and Andrew Brooks, about the University of the South’s program Education for Ministry. Penny: Hello, St. Paul’s. On June 27, we honored the graduates of the Education for Ministry program. This is a wonderful lay reflection and education program. … READ MORE…

Dean Letter: Life After Jeff

Hello St. Paul’s, As you know, we will say goodbye to Jeff Martinhauk on Sunday, and thank him for five plus years of faithful and loving service to our community. We will miss Jeff, his pastoral presence, his preaching, his strategic mind, and, not least, for his broad spread of skills, including some that clergy … READ MORE…

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