The Most Reverend
| Archbishop of Dublin |
Primate of Ireland
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Diocese||Dublin and Glendalough|
|Elected||29 August 2002|
|Consecration||25 January 1986|
by John Armstrong
|Born||17 December 1945|
|Previous post(s)|| Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (1986–1997)|
Bishop of Cashel and Ossory (1997–2002)
John Robert Winder Neill (born 17 December 1945) 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 (Trinity College) studying Hebrew and oriental languages winning a scholarship in 1965 and graduating in 1966. He subsequently studied at Jesus College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He became a deacon in 1969, a priest in 1970, and a bishop in 1986. 
At the Lambeth Conference in 1988 he proposed all the approved resolutions in respect of Women in the Episcopate and was chairman of the Church of Ireland General Synod Committee on Ordination of Women (1988–91). He has served on many central committees of the Church of Ireland covering issues such as liturgical reform, education, communications, ministry, Christian unity and synodical structures. He was co-founder and chairman of the Church of Ireland/Methodist Church Joint Theological Working Party. [ citation needed ]
Neill and his wife Betty have three sons:
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