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Bishop's Farewell

This coming Sunday, Sunday 10th April 2011, will mark Bishop Michael Jackson’s final day as the Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher. Having served as bishop of the diocese since 2002, Bishop Jackson’s nine years in the Diocese of Clogher, which is his home diocese, will conclude with a special Farewell Service of Evening Prayer this Sunday in The Cathedral Church of St. Macartin, Enniskillen, commencing at 7.00pm, after which refreshments will be served in St. Macartin’s Cathedral Hall.
Parishioners from across the diocese have been invited through their Rectors to join together with representatives of the wider community and the various organisations which Bishop Jackson has been involved in.
A warm invitation is extended to everyone to join with others from across the diocese and community to mark the conclusion of Bishop Michael’s time as Bishop of Clogher.
Bishop Jackson will take up the position of Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough on Monday 11th April 2011, and will be enthroned on Sunday 8th May 2011 at 4.00pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He succeeds the Most Revd Dr John Neill, who has retired.
Bishop Jackson received his early education at Ballinamallard Primary School and was later educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen; Trinity College, Dublin; St John’s College, Cambridge and Christ Church, Oxford. 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.