Colin Semper

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Colin Douglas Semper (born 5 February 1938[1]) is a retired Anglican priest.

Semper was educated at Lincoln Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford and ordained in 1963.[2] He began his ordained ministry as a curate at Holy Trinity with St Mary in Guildford.[3] He was Recruitment and Selection Secretary for the Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry until 1969 when he became Head of Religious Programmes for BBC Radio and Deputy Head of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC, positions he held for 13 years. He then became Provost of the Cathedral Church of St Michael, Coventry.[4] and after that Treasurer of Westminster Abbey. In retirement he continued to serve as a non-stipendiary priest at St Mary’s Frensham.[5]


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ The Times, 19 July 1982, p10, "Latest appointments"
  5. ^ List of clergy
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Harold Claude Noel Wiliams
Provost of Coventry Cathedral
Succeeded by
John Fitzmaurice Petty