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St Paul’s Cathedral ceremony for lives devastated by austerity

Posted on: September 18, 2013 12:30 PM
The Very Revd David Ison
Photo Credit: Church Times
Related Categories: England, St Pauls Cathedral

[Daily Mirror By Ros Wynne Jones] A year ago, the Very Reverend Dr David Ison was leading Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral when four women dressed in white chained themselves to the pulpit.

Marking the first anniversary of Occupy London’s eight-month encampment on the steps of the ­Cathedral, they called on the Church to “throw the money changers out of the temple”.

Fast forward a year, and an ­extraordinary thing is happening.

As the second ­anniversary of the Occupy protest at St Paul’s approaches, both sides are working together to highlight the toxic effects of the government’s welfare reforms.

One of the women once chained to the pulpit, Alison Playford, is speaking animatedly to Dr Ison, the Dean of St Paul’s.

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