Our Staff


Rod SYmmons

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.


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.



Lucy first came to Bristol as a student and then trained as an RE teacher and taught at a secondary school on the outskirts of the city. During that time she lived in Barton Hill and became a trustee of Crisis Centre Ministries. 

She trained for ordination in Cambridge and joined us at Redland in July 2015. She is passionate about engaging with young adults.


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.


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.


Fran Daws

Fran did a Fine Art Degree at Falmouth followed by an artist-in-resident post at a girls’ school. She spent the year after that as a Youth Intern at Christ Church Chorleywood before coming to join our youth team in September 2015.

She is responsible for our work with teenagers and is also a member of the Redland Education Centre team. 


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 and his wife Laura have two young children. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, photography, DIY and drinking good coffee!


Georgie Moule
Church Administrator

Georgie grew up in Bristol and went on to study Theology and Art History at Durham University. Before joining us Georgie worked at Dean Close School and has now taken up the role of Church Administrator. In her spare time Georgie enjoys a variety or creative hobbies alongside a passion for dogs and good food.