If you know the person you need to contact please be in touch using the details below. Alternatively, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
The Revd Sean Semple – Rector
01989 562175 | email
Sean is our Rector, he is in charge of the ministry team and all of our churches. He lives in the Rectory in Ross with his wife Jenny and son Lex. Sean has recently come to us from within the diocese. Prior to 2015 he worked in the Presbyterian and Anglican Churches in South Africa, and in the Anglican Church in Cyprus. Sean was born in South Africa.
Christine Cattanach – Intergenerational Missioner | Email
Christine works to bring new congregations to St Mary’s. She also works across the family of churches we represent in Ross and beyond. She is one of seven such Missioners that Hereford Diocese have invested in to empower us to help envisage the future of our churches. Christine has a heart for mission and a passion to see church re-imagined so that all generations are represented and people are able to connect with God regardless of where they are in their faith journey.
The Revd Canon Chris Blanchard – Associate Priest (Sunday – Wednesday)
01989 762368 | email
Chris is based at Walford where he lives in the Rectory, and will often be found taking services at Walford Church, but he works across the whole team. Chris works part time, from Sunday to Wednesday.
The Revd Colin Leggate – Chaplain to Commerce and Industry | Email
Colin is a retired hospital chaplain and now a member of the clergy team. He keeps the church in touch with the business community in the town where he has recently been chair of the Association of Ross Traders. He takes services regularly around the parishes and is Chaplain to the local Sea Cadets.
The Revd Tiffany Jackson – Curate | Email
Tiffany is originally from America and has been in the UK for 8 years. She is married to Stephen, and they have a 3 year old son, Liam. She comes to Ross-on-Wye after 2 years of training at Trinity College Bristol. Before that, she ran a community centre working with north African and Middle Eastern immigrants in London. She was ordained Deacon in September 2020 in Hereford Cathedral, having begun her ministry with us in July.
Dr Derek Glover – Licensed Reader (retired) 01989 565167 | e-mail
Derek is one of our licensed readers, although retired, he still very much a part of our team. One of his particular interests is with the Hospital and Residential Homes’ Chaplaincy.
Canon Freda Davies – Licensed Reader
01989 562366 | e-mail
Freda is a licensed reader and takes services In all our churches. She has responsibility for some areas of the work that goes on within it. She works hard on prayer activities and within our bereavement ministry and organises popular activity days for local schools from time to time.
Louise Jarvis – Benefice Administrator
The Ross Parishes Office, The Rectory, Church Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HN
01989 562175 | email
Louise works in the office at Ross Rectory each week day from 09:00 – 14:00. She is often the first point of contact for enquiries.
Mark Sanderson – Director of Music, St Mary’s and Digital ministry across the parishes
07484 379894 | email
Mark is responsible for the music in our services at St Mary’s. He plans music and musical events, rehearses and conducts our choir and plays for services from time to time. He also manages the digital presence for all the parishes.
Adrian Taylor – Organist, St Mary’s
Adrian plays the organ for most services at St Mary’s, he oversees the care of the organ and works closely with the choir. Beyond St Mary’s Adrian is the conductor of Ross-on-Wye Choral Society.
Please use the contact form here to be in touch with the Administrator (see above for further contact details).