Bishops to Appoint on 30th May
Clogher Episcopal Election to be 30th May

On the morning of the final day of General Synod, the Archbishop of Armagh informed members that the House of Bishops would meet on Monday 30th May for the purpose of electing a new Bishop of Clogher.

An Episcopal Electoral College convened by the Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Revd Alan Harper met on 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 passed 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.