Bishop Electoral Council
Episcopal Electoral College for Clogher to Meet in Armagh on 4 May
The Church of Ireland Episcopal Electoral College for Clogher, meeting today
in Church House, Armagh, failed to appoint a new Bishop.
The decision now passes to the House of Bishops, which will meet in due course.
An Episcopal Electoral College convened by the Archbishop of Armagh, The
Most Revd Alan Harper met today, Wednesday 4 May 2011, in the
Synod Hall, Church House, Armagh, to elect a new Bishop of Clogher. The see
became vacant following the election of The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson
as Archbishop of Dublin in February.
The Episcopal Electoral College consists of the Archbishop of Armagh, who
presided, and representation from the Bishops of the Church of Ireland
and Clerical and Lay representatives from Clogher and other Dioceses in the
Northern Province. After attending a service in St Patrick’s Cathedral,
Armagh, the college met and conduct its deliberations in private.
The college could have elected a current Bishop, or a Priest (male or female)
over 30 years of age to the vacant see.
As the college was unable to reach a decision,
the appointment will pass to the House of Bishops. Following appointment
by the House of Bishops, the Bishop-elect will be consecrated
(if not already
a Bishop) and subsequently enthroned in the Cathedral churches of the Diocese
on dates to be determined.