|21st November 2001
The Church of Ireland House of Bishops, meeting in Dublin today,
elected the Very Reverend Michael Jackson as Bishop of Clogher to succeed
Bishop Brian Hannon who retired in October.
Michael Jackson, 45, is presently Dean of Cork. He was born in Lurgan
and educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. He is a graduate of
Trinity College, Dublin and St John’s College, Cambridge. He was awarded
a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1986 for his thesis on ‘Prayer and Miracle
in the Spirituality of St. Augustine of Hippo’.
Dean Jackson was ordained Deacon in 1986 and Priest in 1987. He served
as Curate-assistant in Zion Parish, Dublin (1986-89) and as Assistant
Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Trinity College, Dublin (1987-89).
He was College Chaplain, Christ Church, Oxford (1989-97).
In 1997 he was appointed to his present position as Incumbent of St Fin
Barre’s Union, Cork and Dean of Cork.
Dean Jackson is married to Inez, who is a doctor, and they have one
Today’s election passed to the House of Bishops when the Episcopal
Electoral College for Clogher Diocese failed to make an appointment at its
meeting on 8 November 2001.
The Episcopal Electoral College for Connor Diocese will meet in Armagh
on Monday, 17 December 2001 following the retirement this month of Bishop