Very Rev Peter Grice – Dean

Peter was appointed as Dean in January 2015. Prior to this he was the Senior Minister at Inverell Anglican Church in rural NSW, a position he held for 12 years. Peter trained at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Before this he was a commercial litigator in Sydney. He is married to Virginia and they have 5 school aged children. Apart from sharing the good news of Jesus, Peter’s interests include woodwork, music, gardening and all thing maritime.

Rev Eion Simmons – Youth and Families Minister

Eion joined the cathedral staff in 2017 after ministering in Port Hedland and Broome. He trained at Trinity Theological College (Perth) following a ministry traineeship with AFES at UWA. Prior to this Eion worked as a Mechanical Engineer in Perth. He married Claire in 2003 and God has blessed them with 5 children. Eion loves helping people grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus, swinging a squash racquet, riding his pushy, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Rev Garry Hamersley – Greenough/Walkaway


Garry is working in an honorary role as the co-ordinator for Greenough/Walkaway church’s for the Geraldton Parish.

Rev Jeremy Rice – Hospital Chaplain (Honorary)

Jeremy visits patients who are ill or dying in our hospitals. As they near the end of life, he reminds them of the hope of eternal life in heaven that is given to all who put their trust in Jesus. Many families have been blessed by Jeremy’s compassionate ministry.



Church Wardens

Jenni deVries

I was born and raised in a country town in the Midwest, studied high school in Perth, then served in Christian mission overseas. I moved to Geraldton in 1996 when I married my husband, Nic. In 2008 Nic, our four sons, and I became a part of the Cathedral family. Since then I have served at the Cathedral in varying capacities including in music and children’s ministry and on parish council. Two of my favourite things to do are to engage in conversation with friends and family and to sing and make music for the Lord.


JP Muller

Hi I am Johannes Muller or just “JP” originally from Durban South Africa. My family emigrated to Geraldton in 2000. I am married to my wonderful wife Julie and have been greatly blessed with two daughters, Mandy and Alison. I am totally captivated by the good news of Jesus and rejoice in the fact that my wife and daughters are strongly committed Christians. As a member of Holy Cross Cathedral and through clergy’s faithfulness to the gospel I have found a sound foundation to grow as a Christian and serve the kingdom of God in this little corner of his vast vineyard. Blessings to you all.

Parish Council Members

Penny Fletcher

I was born in Perth and am married to Steve and have twin daughters, Esther and Isabelle.  We have lived in Geraldton twice, for a total of eleven year so far (in 2020).  I am a social worker and have worked as a high school chaplain, a hospital based social worker and for the past seven years as a school counsellor at Strathalbyn Christian College.  I am passionate about knowing and loving God more each year, improving mental health, reading, exploring God’s creation and being creative when I can.  I am also a part of the church’s worship team and pastoral care team.

Rebecca Sutherland

Bec has lived in Geraldton for a total of 17 years, attending both the Anglican Cathedral and Bluff Point Anglican Church during this time.
As a member of the Cathedral congregation, she currently attends both the 10am and 5pm services.
Bec is an Accountant and she also has five children to keep her busy.
Some of the things Bec loves are God, His word, bike riding, swimming, church, catching up with friends, reading and movies.
Currently she is the Treasurer for the Cathedral and is serving on Parish Council. Bec also likes helping plan and organize Women’s events for the church.

Hannah Royce

Hannah serves as secretary to the Parish Council.  She and her husband John together with their 4 wonderful daughters farm in Chapman Valley, north east of Geraldton. They have been regularly attending Holy Cross Cathedral since 2009, and worship at the 10am service.  Hannah enjoys spending time in the company of family and friends, loading up the kids and husband and going on long drives, and sitting quietly under a tin roof listening to the rain fall.

John Tilinger

I moved to Geraldton at the beginning of 2016 to teach at Strathalbyn Christian College. Later that year, I married my wife Ester, who moved here from Perth to join me. I was raised in non-Christian home and accepted Jesus as Lord as a teenager. For this reason, I am confident in the transformative power of the gospel and want others to know and follow Christ. In my spare time, I like hiking (mainly when on holiday), reading, and tinkering with computers and small woodwork projects.

Barbara Tapscott

Barbara moved to Geraldton from Morawa with her late husband Peter in December 2004. She has 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. In response to God’s Grace and as a member of the Cathedral family, Barbara is involved in ministry at Juniper Hillcrest and Opal Aged Care, Parish Pastoral Care, Sunday School and Parish Council. At home, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, word and number puzzles and reading.

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