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Margaret Thatcher's funeral: Maverick bishop's sermon will not be

Officially, there will be no political eulogy at Baroness Thatcher's funeral. But when the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, clambers up to the pulpit of St Paul's Cathedral to deliver the sermon on Wednesday, there will be some who will be holding their breath to see what he comes out with.

Great Works: Landscape No 710, 2003-4, by John Virtue

Man settles beside a river, that source of life, commerce. He creates built structures, for shelter, and then, as they grow and cluster about him, for slightly different reasons: pomp, power, prestige. London was and is such a place. Here we see her in the near present, in all her messy, creeping sprawl, smudgy, looming, enormous, mighty. Majestic even. This city is everything that man, cumulatively, has wanted her to be. Here is both all her vital and upward-thrusting nowness, together with all the untidy remnants of everything that she once was or has laid claim to be. A mighty, awe-inspiringly ramshackle palimpsest then.

Queen honoured during formal Jubilee thanksgiving service at St Paul's

It's usually one of the country's busiest roundabouts, where Sir Paul McCartney dazzled the crowds last night, outside Buckingham Palace. This morning it was creeping back to business as usual, as crowds of people sat and waited, and waited, not really sure what to do with themselves.

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David Ison appointed St Paul's new dean

A new dean of St Paul's Cathedral has been appointed nearly five months after his predecessor resigned in the wake of the row over anti-capitalist protesters camped outside the landmark church.