Ian Jagger (born 17 April 1955) is a retired British Anglican Priest. From 2006 until retirement, he served as the Archdeacon of Durham, a senior priest in the Diocese of Durham, Church of England. After parish ministry in the Diocese of London, the Diocese of Oxford, and the Diocese of Portsmouth, he was Archdeacon of Auckland from 2001 to 2006.

Ian Jagger
Archdeacon of Durham
DioceseDiocese of Durham
In office2006–2019 (ret.)
PredecessorStephen Conway
Other postsArchdeacon of Auckland (2001–2006)
Ordination1982 (deacon)
1983 (priest)
by Mark Santer (deacon)
Graham Leonard (priest)
Personal details
Born (1955-04-17) 17 April 1955 (age 64)
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
EducationHuddersfield New College
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Cranmer Hall, Durham
St John's College, Durham

Early life and educationEdit

Jagger was born on 17 April 1955 in Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[1][2] He was educated at Huddersfield New College, then an all-boys grammar school in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.[1] He studied at King's College, Cambridge, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1977; as per tradition, his BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA (Cantab)) degree in 1981.[3]

In 1978, Jagger entered Cranmer Hall, Durham, an Anglican theological in the Open Evangelical tradition, to train for ordained ministry. During this time, he also studied theology at St John's College, Durham, and graduated with a BA degree from the University of Durham in 1980. He left Cranmer Hall in 1982 to be ordained in the Church of England.[3]

Ordained ministryEdit

Jagger was ordained in the Church of England: made a deacon on Michaelmas Day (29 September 1982) at St Mary's Church, Twickenham (his title church) by Mark Santer, Bishop of Kensington,[4] and ordained a priest at Petertide (26 June) 1983 at St Paul's Cathedral by Graham Leonard, Bishop of London.[5] After a curacy at Twickenham, he was Team Vicar at Willen from 1985 to 1994. He was Team Rector of Fareham from 1994 to 1998; and Rural Dean of Fareham from 1996 to 1998. He was a Canon Residentiary of Portsmouth Cathedral from 1998 to 2001.[3]

In 2001, Jagger moved to the Diocese of Durham to take up the appointment of Archdeacon of Auckland; he was collated to that post on 7 October 2001 at Durham Cathedral.[6] In 2006, he became the Archdeacon of Durham;[3] he was collated Archdeacon of Durham and installed a Canon Residentiary on 30 November 2006 at Durham Cathedral.[7] Jagger retired effective 17 April 2019.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Jagger, Ian". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. 2019 (December 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 7 January 2019. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ "Archdeacons". Diocese of Durham. Church of England. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ian Jagger". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#6242). 1 October 1982. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 January 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "Petertide ordinations". Church Times (#6281). 1 July 1983. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 January 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  6. ^ Diocese of Durham — New Archdeacon (Archived from the original, 19 November 2002, and accessed 18 January 2018)
  7. ^ Diocese of Durham — Recent stories(Archived from the original, 5 January 2007, and accessed 18 January 2018)
  8. ^ "Resignations and retirements". Church Times (#8140). 22 March 2019. p. 28. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

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