Very Rev. John Mann was born in Blackheath, London. He was ordained a deacon in 1979 and a priest in 1981. He was educated at Clark’s College, Romford, Essex; the Royal Liberty School, Romford; Queen’s University, Belfast, and the Church of Ireland Theological College.
He is a member of the Representative Church Body and the General Synod, the Church of Ireland Library and Archives Committee, Connor Diocesan Board of Patronage, Diocesan Executive Committee, Diocesan Council, Diocesan Court and Joint Committee. Canon Mann is also on the group facilitating the development of pastoral support in Connor and serves as a spiritual director
Before his ordination, Canon Mann worked for the Isle of Man Railways on the vintage electric tramway from Douglas to Ramsey.