New Bishop for Cyprus and the Gulf

Archbishop Hosam Naoum, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and the Synod of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf are pleased to announce the election of the Revd Sean Semple to be the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
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 3 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 post graduate 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.
A date for the service of consecration, and installation in the two cathedrals of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, St Christopher’s Bahrain and St Paul’s Nicosia, will be announced shortly.