Our Staff

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Rod SYmmons
VICAR

In addition to his role at Redland, Rod is the Area Dean of the City Deanery and is also involved in training clergy across the southern region and an associate faculty member of Trinity College.

He and Beth have three adult children. Rod has been a Chelsea supporter since his first visit to Stamford Bridge at the age of 10.


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Steven Faux
Associate vicar

Steven joined the Redland staff team in September 2015, having previously served as Curate and then Associate Vicar at the curiously-named St Michael’s Without in Bath. Steven is passionate about living as a disciple of Christ in the workplace and he combines ministry with being a professional musician, writing music for films and TV programmes and also setting Psalms to music (see his website for more details.) Steven and his wife Penny, who coincidentally was a member of Redland in her teenage years, have three adult children.


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clare nichols
Licensed Lay Minister

Clare has been a member of Redland for over 40 years off and on. Married to Gerry, they have three grown up children and several grandchildren.

She retired from General Practice in 2009, and was licensed as a lay minister in 2010. She is passionate about mission in its broadest sense, and about the church’s involvement with the community.


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Steve Truscott
Ordained local MINISter

Steve joined the staff team in the autumn of 2014 and is particularly involved in overseeing the provision of pastoral care within the church. He is originally from South Africa, where he became a Christian in his teens through the ministry of Scripture Union. He trained as a teacher of Art and Religious Studies and most recently taught at Colston’s School for 19 years. He is married to Jan (née Smith) who worshipped at Redland for many years before their marriage.


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Mark Stuckey
Operations Director

Mark joined the team at Redland in April 2017. His background is in business, management and Church leadership. He is responsible for the Operations at Redland.

He is married to Laura and they have two young children. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, photography, DIY and drinking good coffee!


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Rhiannon Greet
Church Administrator & Events Manager

Rhiannon joined the Redland team at the beginning of April 2018 and has a background in Early Years Education and financial administration.

Her role as Church Administrator & Events Manager involves her working closely with our Lantern Pre-School, Redland Education Centre and those that hire our buildings.

Rhiannon lives in Bristol with her partner Mark and their two daughters, where life is constantly busy and there is never a dull moment!