The Chapter and entire community of St Paul’s said it is delighted to announce the
 appointment of the Reverend Tricia Hillas as the Cathedral’s new Canon
Tricia is currently Vicar of St Barnabas in Northolt and formerly the
 Sub-Dean for Northolt, Perivale and Greenford. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Tricia
 trained as a social worker, before ordination in 2002. She has worked in the
 Diocese of London since then. Recently, Tricia has completed her MSc in
 conflict resolution and mediation.
Married to Andrew, Tricia loves adventure travelling and experiencing new
 people and cultures. In recent years she has trekked to Everest Base camp
 and made an assault on Kilimanjaro. When not on world-wide adventures she
 can regularly be spotted at Vicarage Road, supporting her beloved Watford
As Canon Pastor, Tricia will oversee the welfare and training of all people
 at St Paul’s, with a specific focus on marketing, enterprises,
 communications, HR and development. She will lead the pastoral mission and
 develop relationships and chaplaincy-style support for regular worshippers
 and people of Christian faith across London.
Speaking of her appointment, Tricia said: “For over 1,400 years the
 community of St Paul’s has sought to live and to share the amazing news that
 God is with and alongside each of us; present every moment, in times of
 individual and national celebration and desolation. I am absolutely
 delighted, and if I’m honest a little astonished, to be invited to join the
 community of St Paul’s at this time, in what seems to be a significant phase
 in the life and ministry of the Cathedral. I am sure it will be a great
 adventure and look forward to the many opportunities, and no doubt
 challenges, ahead.”
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, said: “We are delighted to
 be able to welcome Tricia and Andrew to St Paul’s. Tricia’s experience of
 engaging with a wide variety of disadvantage as a social worker in London
 complements her parish experience in ways which fit her well for this caring
 and outward-looking post. We also look forward to seeing how she will apply
 her studies in the theology of laughter!”
Tricia is only the third female Residentiary Canon in the history of St
 Paul’s and this will be the first time the Cathedral has had two female
 Canons at the same time. Of the eight full-time priests, three will now be
Tricia will be installed early in 2014. She replaces the Right Reverend
 Michael Colclough, who retired last month.