Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf
Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

The Right Reverend Sean  Semple is the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.

His service of consecration and enthronement was held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain on 24 May 2024. He was enthroned in St Paul’s Cathedral, Nicosia on 22 June 2024.

Bishop Sean was previously the Rector of the Benefice of Ross with Walford and Brampton Abbotts in the Diocese of Hereford. He also chaired the Council for World Partnership and served as Rural Dean of the Deanery of Ross and Archenfield.

Sean has now worked in three provinces of the Anglican Communion, having also served as a priest in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, and in 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. His 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.

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

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