The Diaconate: Seeking an Ecumenical Consensus

Reverend Canon Deacon Michael Jackson was ordained to the diaconate in 1977, Michael Jackson is the longest-serving deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada. He is a deacon at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Regina, Saskatchewan, and a canon of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Deacon Jackson is author of two online studies, The Diaconate Renewed: Service, Word and Worship and The Deacon in the Worshipping Community, coordinates an international ecumenical network of deacons, and is a frequent reviewer of diaconal publications. From 2011 to 2019 he was co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Covenant Implementation Committee of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle and the Archdiocese of Regina. In 2018 Deacon Jackson organized an International Anglican-Roman Catholic-Ukrainian Catholic Conference on the Diaconate at Campion College in Regina. He edited the resulting book, The Diaconate in Ecumenical Perspective: Ecclesiology, Liturgy and Practice.