The House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland have appointed the Reverend John McDowell, Rector of St Mark’s Dundela in the Diocese of Down and Dromore as the new Bishop of Clogher, to succeed the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson, who was recently enthroned as the new Archbishop of Dublin. The appointment of the new bishop had passed to the House of Bishops as the Episcopal Electoral College which met on May 4 and failed to make an appointment.
Revd John McDowell, the Most Revd Alan Harper, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, said:
“I am delighted that the House of Bishops has appointed John McDowell to be the next Bishop of Clogher. He has been an outstanding Rector in his current parish and also a very highly regarded Clerical Honorary Secretary of the General Synod. John McDowell brings many gifts that will benefit the Diocese of Clogher.”