| Archbishop of Dublin,|
Bishop of Glendalough,
and Primate of Ireland
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Province||Dublin and Cashel|
|Diocese||Dublin and Glendalough|
|Elected||2 February 2011|
|Installed||8 May 2011|
|Ordination||1986 (deacon) |
|Consecration||6 March 2002|
by Robin Eames
Michael Geoffrey St Aubyn Jackson
24 May 1956
Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Clogher|
|Alma mater|| Trinity College, Dublin |
St John's College, Cambridge
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Grace|
Michael Geoffrey St Aubyn Jackson (born 24 May 1956) is a Church of Ireland Anglican bishop. Since 2011, he has served as the Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough in the Church of Ireland. He is also the co-chairman of the Porvoo Communion of Anglican and Lutheran churches.
Jackson was born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, the son of a Church of Ireland rector (latterly appointed Archdeacon of Elphin & Ardagh), and educated at Ballinamallard Primary School and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. He achieved the Louis Claude Purser Entrance Scholarship to Trinity College, Dublin.[ citation needed ] In 1976,  as only a Junior Freshman, he was elected as a Scholar of the College in classics, the greatest undergraduate achievement. As a Senior Freshman was awarded the Bishop Berkeley Gold Medal for Greek. As a Sophister, he achieved a First in the Moderatorship Part I along with a Mullins Classical Exhibition, before finally taking a first class Moderatorship II in Classics and a Gold Medal, and graduating with a B.A. in 1979. He incepted to M.A. in 1982.
He read Theology at Cambridge University where he was elected a foundation scholar of St John's College, Cambridge and took a First Class Tripos Part II in Theology and Religious Studies.
He is married to Inez Cooke, a medical doctor who was born in County Fermanagh, and they have one daughter, Camilla. 
He was ordained to the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1986 and a priest in 1987. His first pastoral appointment was as a curate at Zion Parish, Dublin, and he also lectured at Trinity College Dublin and the Church of Ireland Theological College (now Institute). His next appointment was as college chaplain at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1989 to 1997 where was also a Student. He returned to Ireland and served as the incumbent of St Fin Barre's Union and Dean of Cork, from 1997 to 2002. 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.
Jackson also plays an active role in the wider Anglican Communion, especially in the areas of ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.
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