The Most Reverend
Francis John McDowell
|Archbishop of Armagh|
Primate of All Ireland
|Church||Church of Ireland|
|Elected||8 March 2020|
|In office||28 April 2020 – present|
|Consecration||23 September 2011|
by Alan Harper
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
|Previous post(s)||Bishop of Clogher (2011–2020)|
|Alma mater||Queen’s University Belfast |
London School of Economics
Trinity College Dublin
Education and ministry
He was born in 1956 and educated at Queen's University Belfast where he took a degree in history. He also holds a diploma in business studies from the London School of Economics and a BTh in theology and biblical studies from Trinity College Dublin. He pursued a career in business before being ordained in 1996.
He initially served as Curate of Antrim, in the Diocese of Connor (1996–1999), and subsequently Rector of Ballyrashane, in the same diocese (1999–2002), and Rector of St Mark's Church, Dundela, in the Diocese of Down and Dromore (2002–2011), during which time he was also an Honorary Secretary of the General Synod (2008–2011).
- "McDowell takes up role as head of Church of Ireland". www.rte.ie. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- Church of Ireland Directory 2020
- Province web site
- "Bishop of Clogher, John McDowell, elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland". Anglican Communion News Service. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
- "Welcome Archbishop John". Church of Ireland. 28 April 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
|Anglican Communion titles|
| Bishop of Clogher
| Archbishop of Armagh
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