Ian Brackley

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The Rt Revd
Ian Brackley
Bishop of Dorking
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Guildford
Installed c1996
Predecessor The Rt Revd David Wilcox
Ordination 1971
Consecration c1996
Personal details
Born (1947-12-13) 13 December 1947 (age 67)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Penny[1]
Children 2 children
Alma mater Keble College, Oxford

Ian James Brackley (born 13 December 1947) has been the Anglican Bishop of Dorking[2] since 1996.[3] He was educated at Westcliff High School for Boys[4] and Keble College, Oxford,[5] before embarking on a clerical career. Ordained in 1972 he began his ministry with a curacy at St Mary Magdalene, Lockleaze.[6] From 1977 until 1980 he was Chaplain at Bryanston School then Vicar of East Preston and finally Rural Dean of Cuckfield before his elevation to the Episcopate. A keen golfer,[7] Brackley is married with two children.[8]

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.[9]


  • Ian Brackley Esq (1947–1971)
  • The Revd Ian Brackley (1971–1996)
  • The Rt Revd Ian Brackley (1996–present)


Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Wilcox
Bishop of Dorking