The Rt Rev Michael Jackson elected Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough

Friday February 4th 2011

Bishop Michael Jackson, Archbishop-elect of Dublin and Glendalough.The Episcopal Electoral College for Dublin and Glendalough has elected the Rt Rev Dr Michael Jackson as the new Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough.

He succeeds the Most Revd Dr John Neill, who has retired.

Bishop Jackson has been Bishop of Clogher since 2002. He was made Deacon in 1986, and Priest in 1987. He served his curacy in Zion Parish, Dublin, and lectured at Trinity College, Dublin and the Church of Ireland Theological College (now Institute) before taking up the post of College Chaplain at Christ Church College, Oxford, from 1989 to 1997.  From 1997 to 2002, he was Incumbent of St Fin Barre’s Union and Dean of Cork.

Bishop Jackson has held many notable positions in the Church of Ireland, including chairmanship of the Church in Society Committee and, currently, chairmanship of the Board for Social Theology. The bishop has also been active in the wider Anglican Communion, especially in the arena of inter-faith dialogue.

Bishop Jackson is 54. He is married to Inez, who is a doctor, and they have one adult daughter, Camilla. He was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen; Trinity College, Dublin; St John’s College, Cambridge and Christ Church, Oxford.

Following approval by the House of Bishops, the Archbishop-elect will be consecrated in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on a date to be determined.

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