The Very Rev. Mike Sinclair, Dean of St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Regina has shared the profoundly sad news that the Reverend Deacon Canon Michael Jackson, the longest serving deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) died on November 22, 2022.
Anglican Deacons Canada extends our deepest condolences to his family, his church family at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle, and all who mourn his loss.
Ordained in 1977, Canon Michael Jackson served with distinction for forty-five years, continuing to contribute in significant ways to the very end of his life. In 2018 he coordinated an International Anglican-Roman Catholic & Ukranian Catholic Conference on the diaconate held at Campion College at the University of Regina and edited a book based on that conference which was published in 2019 by Sacristy Press, Durham, UK: The Diaconate in Ecumenical Perspective. In 2021 Canon Jackson was awarded the Honourary degree of Doctor of Divinity by College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. At the time of his death he was one of four deacons representing each of the ecclesiastical provinces serving on Faith, Worship and Ministry's Ordinal Review Taskforce, a group charged with updating the ordination services in the ACC's Book of Alternative Services. He is pictured here on the August night in 2017 that Anglican Deacons Canada awarded him its own Maylanne Maybee award, an award recognizing Canadian Anglican Deacons for their outstanding service.
His loss will be keenly felt by many deacons across Canada and by the whole church. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!