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NEW BISHOP OF CLOGHER

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 daughter, Camilla.

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 James Moore.


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