Rosie came to The Bishop’s Palace in 2013 after a 20 year career in international development and social justice. As Chief Executive, she leads the work of The Palace Trust, managing the Palace as a heritage site and visitor attraction. Rosie is responsible for setting the long term direction of the charity so that increasing numbers of people ...
Development Project Manager
Jonathan joined The Bishop’s Palace in April 2014 after relocating from London. He arrived at the Palace with 10 years’ experience working in the heritage and arts sector with most of those years spent at London’s Tate galleries and Southbank Centre. As the Development Project Manager Jonathan is responsible for leading an exciting new project t...
Marketing & Communications Manager
Merryn joined The Palace Trust as Marketing & Communications Manager in July 2014, having moved to Wells from London. Merryn spent 13 years working in the wedding list industry with names such as Wrapit, notonthehighstreet.com and Prezola. At The Bishop’s Palace, Merryn is involved in every aspect of portraying the Palace to the outside wo...
James Cross has been Head Gardener at the Bishop’s Palace since 2004. Before this, James worked for the National Trust at The Courts in Wiltshire, Sissinghurst and Sheffield Park. James was trained at Hadlow College in Horticulture and Landscape Management. James lives in an apartment at the Palace with his wife Michaela and their two young s...
Visitor Operations Manager
Tony joined The Bishop’s Palace in August 2018, following 25 years working as a business consultant, developing commercial strategies for large organisations. As Visitor Operations Manager, Tony leads the team that welcomes visitors to the beautiful Bishop’s Palace gardens, manages the visitor centre/shop and ensures that our guests enjoy a grea...
Public Events and Exhibitions Manager
Freddie joined The Bishop’s Palace in early 2018 after 6 years in various museums and art galleries. Before coming here, he was based at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and Brighton Museum. Working on all kinds of events, from Easter egg hunts to art exhibitions, he is already planning some exciting new ideas for next year!
Weddings and Venue Manager
Bethany joined The Bishop’s Palace in 2019 after working for a high-end wedding venue in Devon. She is also highly experienced in bridal fashion, PR and social media. Bethany is now responsible for the sales & marketing and general management of all weddings & private events at The Bishop’s Palace, and with her passion & enthusiasm f...
Weddings and Venue Co-ordinator
Chloe joined The Bishop’s Palace in January 2019. Chloe relocated to Somerset over 15 years ago from Yorkshire. She is classically French trained in food service and cooking with over 25 years experience in hospitality & management. Before starting at The Bishop’s Palace she was working full time in her own business, which she continues to m...
Administrator and Membership Co‑ordinator
Moira joined the office team in 2011 as the Administrator and looks after the day to day running of the office, group bookings and is also responsible for the Membership.
Allen is our Operations Assistant and runs a fabulous team of Maintenance Volunteers who keep our site looking fantastic all year round.
Siobhan works part-time as our Volunteer Co-ordinator, ensuring that we have a well-trained, supported, and effective volunteer team. Originally from Lincolnshire, Siobhan fell in love with the West Country as a teenager and moved to Bristol 30 years ago. She began volunteering at the age of fourteen, and her passion for voluntary work has conti...