Who is Jesus?

At St Thomas’ we are united in our conviction that God became one of us in the person of Jesus Christ. He died in our place and rose again to bring us forgiveness and new life.


In prayerful dependence on God, through the ministry of his word, we are a growing community of disciples of Jesus making a lasting impact for him in Sydney and beyond. We make a lasting impact as we engage with more people who do not know Christ, share the gospel with them (evangelise), see them accept Christ and become established believers in him, and get equipped as disciple-making disciples.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16


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There is one unique and eternal God, who exists in an everlasting loving relationship of Father, Son and Spirit – one God in three persons. God is sovereign in all things.
Men and women together are created in the image of God, and therefore enjoy a unique dignity in creation and a unique relationship with God.
Tragically, human nature is universally sinful since the fall and all are guilty before God. This leaves us under the wrath and condemnation of God.
We are unable to turn ourselves to God.
There is no other way to know God except that he reveals himself to us. The Bible is God’s revelation and the words of the Bible are divinely inspired and infallible, as originally given, and have supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct and experience.
The Bible is sufficient for knowing God.
Jesus Christ is both fully God and truly human. He entered fully into human experience, enduring temptation, suffering and death. He was perfectly obedient to God his father.
In his death Jesus took on himself the consequences of human sin, but on the third day he rose from the dead bodily and is now exalted as ruler over all.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
Salvation is entirely of God’s grace and not of human merit or works. It is only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, that the guilt, penalty and power of sin can be removed.
The Spirit enables the sinner to repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ.
Although we enjoy now the blessing of union with Christ and secure relationship with God, we await the final consummation of our hope with the return of Christ, the resurrection of our bodies and life with him eternally.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son, and indwells all true believers.
His role is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, thus making Jesus Christ central in all things.
The Spirit enables believers to grasp the truth of the Bible, transforming them and empowering them for service.

The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in individual sinners, granting them repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.

The ongoing work of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the believer.

The visible church is the gathering of believers around Christ in his Word.
It is a community of people intended by God to bear witness to him and use their gifts as they work to build the church in love.
The Bible makes clear that in church leadership, as in marriage, the roles of men and women are not interchangeable. We are committed to expressing the differences within relationships of mutual dependence.


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Simon Manchester

Senior Minister

Simon Manchester is the Senior Minister overseeing staff and people through the ministry of God’s Word. Married to Kathy with three adult children.

Email: simon.manchester@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800

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Mike Clark

Assistant Minister | 10am

Email: michael.clark@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4812

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Luke Shooter

Assistant Minister

Luke is the assistant minister for the 10am Church. He leads the year 10 boys at Lights youth group.

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Gerard O’Brien

Minister | Youth, Evangelism at Evening Church

Gerard loves Jesus, his wife and his two girls. He takes care of St Thomas’ youth (Lights) and is responsible for evangelism at Evening Church.

Email: gerard.obrien@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4822

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Richard James

Minister | Weddings

Richard is a full-time Weddings Evangelist with his wife Judy. They run marriage preparation groups and courses introducing Christianity. They have three married children, and one gorgeous grandchild.

Email: richardfjames@me.com
Phone: 0417 779 363

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Ali Macintosh

Children’s Worker

Ali oversees our Children’s Ministry, which includes co-ordinating, leading and training Kids Church leaders and scripture teachers for our children’s programs on Sundays and throughout the week. She is married to David and they have two children.

Email: alison.macintosh@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4821

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Len Saville

Pastoral Worker | 8am church

Len is married to Barbara and has been at St Thomas’ for most of his adult life. After retiring from a career teaching high school maths, he has taken on responsibility for the 8am congregation, and also coordinates high school scripture.

Email: len.saville@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800

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Ian Watts

Assistant Children's Minister

Ian has been at St Thomas’ his entire life and enjoys being reminded by Simon of when he was a toddler sitting at the front of church.

Email: ian.watts@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800

Rob Brown

Student Minister | 10am

Serena Lui

Student Minister | 5pm

Amanda Rajaratnam

Staff Member

Amanda is married to Shiran and has two teenage boys.  She attends her local Anglican church in Baulkham Hills.

Email: reception@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: 89084800

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Bo MacLeod

Graphics and Admin

Bo previously studied a Bachelor’s degree of Communication Design at Billy Blue College of Design and is now working part time as a Graphic Designer for St Thomas’.

Email: graphics@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800

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Tracey Laming

Finance Manager

Tracey is married to David and they have four adult children who all still live at home. She attends LCM church at Lane Cove.

Email: accounts@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800

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Steve Hayes

Property Manager

Responsibility is looking after various aspects of the church buildings and property. He attends St. Mark’s Northbridge.

Email: stephen.hayes@st-thomas.org.au
Phone: 0416 278 549

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Russell Lyons


Russell Lyons is married to Wendy and has served at St Thomas’ for many years as the Verger for countless weddings and other services.

Email: rwlyons@exemail.com.au
Phone: (02) 8908 4800