Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

Archbishop Hosam Naoum, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf are pleased to announce details of services of consecration and installation of the Reverend Sean Alexander John Semple as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese. A service of consecration and installation will be held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain on 24 May 2024, followed by a service of installation at St Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia on 22 June 2024.

The Revd Sean Semple is currently the Rector of the Benefice of Ross with Walford and Brampton Abbotts in the Diocese of Hereford. He has served on various committees in the Diocese, including chairing the Council for World Partnership and serving as Rural Dean of the Deanery of Ross and Archenfield.

Sean has served in three provinces of the Anglican Communion. Before coming to the Diocese of Hereford, Sean served as a priest in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, and the Diocese of Natal, South Africa. He was ordained priest in the Diocese of Natal in 2011 following a decade of ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa. Sean’s undergraduate studies in Psychology and Theology were undertaken at the University of Natal and the University of South Africa, followed by postgraduate studies in Spirituality and Clinical Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Nicosia respectively.

Sean is married to Jenny, and they have five children and one grandchild.

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