Michael Jackson (Anglican bishop)
Michael Jackson is the Church of Ireland
Church of Ireland
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 Archbishop of Dublin
Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland)
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 since 2011.

Early life and family

Jackson was born in Lurgan
Lurgan is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town is near the southern shore of Lough Neagh and in the north-eastern corner of the county. Part of the Craigavon Borough Council area, Lurgan is about 18 miles south-west of Belfast and is linked to the city by both the M1 motorway...

, County Armagh
County Armagh
-History:Ancient Armagh was the territory of the Ulaid before the fourth century AD. It was ruled by the Red Branch, whose capital was Emain Macha near Armagh. The site, and subsequently the city, were named after the goddess Macha...

, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
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, the son of Church of Ireland rector (latterly appointed Archdeacon
An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in Anglicanism, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, Chaldean Catholic, and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop. In the High Middle Ages it was the most senior diocesan position below a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church...

 of Elphin & Ardagh), and educated at Ballinamallard Primary School and Portora Royal School
Portora Royal School
Portora Royal School for boys, and some 6th form girls, located in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, is one of a number of 'free schools' founded by Royal Charter in 1608, by James I...

, Enniskillen
Enniskillen is a town in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is located almost exactly in the centre of the county between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. It had a population of 13,599 in the 2001 Census...

. Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
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, before going on to do postgraduate studies at Cambridge University. He is married to Inez Cooke, a medical doctor
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 who was born in County Fermanagh
County Fermanagh
Fermanagh District Council is the only one of the 26 district councils in Northern Ireland that contains all of the county it is named after. The district council also contains a small section of County Tyrone in the Dromore and Kilskeery road areas....

, and they have one daughter, Camilla.

Ecclesiastical career

He was ordained
Holy Orders
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 to the Anglican ministry
Anglican ministry
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 as a deacon
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 in 1986 and a priest
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 in 1987. His first pastoral appointment was as a curate
A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure of souls of a parish. In this sense "curate" correctly means a parish priest but in English-speaking countries a curate is an assistant to the parish priest...

 at Zion Parish, Dublin, and lectured at Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin , formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university", Extracts from Letters Patent of Elizabeth I, 1592: "...we...found and...

 and the Church of Ireland Theological College (now Institute). His next appointment was as College Chaplain at Christ Church College, Oxford, from 1989 to 1997. He returned to Ireland and served as the Incumbent
Incumbent (ecclesiastical)
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 of St Fin Barre’s Union and Dean of Cork
Saint Finbarre's Cathedral
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, from 1997 to 2002. Dr 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. Dr Jackson also plays an active role in the wider Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
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, especially in the areas of ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue. He was elected Bishop of Clogher
Bishop of Clogher
The Bishop of Clogher is an episcopal title which takes its name after the village of Clogher in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Following the Reformation, there are now parallel apostolic successions: one of the Church of Ireland and the other of the Roman Catholic Church.-History:Clogher is one...

 by the Church of Ireland House of Bishops
House of Bishops
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 on 21 November 2001 and consecrated at St Patrick’s Anglican Cathedral, Armagh on 6 March 2002. On 2 February 2011, he was elected Archbishop of Dublin
Archbishop of Dublin
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 and Bishop of Glendalough
Bishop of Glendalough
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, and enthroned at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough and the cathedral of the Ecclesiastical province of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel in the Church of Ireland...

 on 8 May 2011, succeeding the Most Reverend Dr John Neill
John Neill
John Robert Winder Neill was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin until the end of January 2011.The fourth generation of his family to become a clergyman, John Neill was educated in Dublin at the Avoca School and at Sandford Park. He attended the University of Dublin , Jesus College and...


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