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Jackie Clackson

  • Former member of the Catholic Board of Women, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
  • Member of St. Joan’s Alliance, Catholic Women’s Ordination, Catholic Women’s Network.
  • BA in Art & Design (Central College of Art & Design, London)
  • Teacher’s Diploma (Goldsmith College, London)
  • Certificate of Theology (Sudeep Institute, Bangalore, India)
  • Three Certificates of Communication (Booterstown Dublin, Ireland; CREC-AVEC, Lyons, France; and St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Canada).

Jackie Clackson. Trustee of Housetop Trust and Housetop Care Limited

The right to choose
is not to lose
the thread of my own growing
where words of fear
begin to tear
the fabric of my knowing....
who has the right ?
or is it MIGHT ?
which sets its sight on choking
the fragile growth renewed by
knowing faith INSPIRES.... not rages

Far from the hollow words absurd
which thunder their attention
for me the voice of God within
-so valuable to mention-
is in my heart and mind the way
to act with fine intention.

Jackie Clackson

Work experience

Andhra Pradesh, India (1965-1980).

  • Assistant headmistress of 4000 pupil secondary school in Hyderabad.
  • Headmistress of 2000 pupil English medium school in Kazipet.
  • Head of candidate formation, boarding for village girls, social projects for women in villages at Hanumakonda.
  • Research and planning at Amrutha Communication Centre in Secunderabad.

London, UK (1980 - now).

  • After further studies, joined Housetop Centre for Adult Faith Formation , London, in 1983.
  • Responsible for artistic design in all Housetop video and print productions.
  • Responsible for Housetop finances, team cohesion & international networking.

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“Be my image”, God said.
“When people see you,
they will see me, my daughter.
Be my image,
my reflection,
radiance of my love.”

Painting and text Jackie Clackson


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