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Sermons by Bishop Ian Brackley

Bishop Ian Brackley

He was educated at Westcliff High School for Boys and Keble College, Oxford, before embarking on a clerical career. Made a deacon at Michaelmas 1971 (19 September) and ordained priest the Michaelmas next (24 September 1972) — both times by Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, at Bristol Cathedral, he began his ministry with a curacy at St Mary Magdalene, Lockleaze. From 1977 until 1980 he was Chaplain at Bryanston School then Vicar of East Preston, St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath (1988-1996) and finally Rural Dean of Cuckfield before his appointment to the episcopate. He was consecrated a bishop at Westminster Abbey on 25 January 1996. A keen golfer, Brackley is married with two children. He retired from the See of Dorking on 30 September 2015.

During the 2009–2010 episcopal vacancy in the Diocese of Portsmouth, Brackley served as the commissary bishop (essentially “acting diocesan bishop”), since that diocese has no suffragan bishop to perform that role as would be more usual.

(Source : Wikipedia)