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We are a community-focused church with something for everyone. We've really taken the time to make sure that wherever you're from, whatever your background, whoever you are you'll be able to make our church your home, grow closer to God and learn to follow Christ.

Who's who at our church

Rector Father James Collins    |    Email
Dip Teach, Grad Dip RE, Grad Dip RE Stud, BEd, BTheol, CPE RPH, Post GradDipArts (Rel Stud), MA (Rel Stud), PhD
Senior Assistant Priest Father MIchael Deasey, CGS, OAM, HonFGCM, ARSCM   
BD, BEd (Mus), FTCL, LRAM, ARCO, ARCM, DipAngOrd
Honorary Priest Fr Jim Pettigrew   
MTC ThL (2 Cl Hons), Dip
Lay Minister Rosemary King    |    Email
Dip PE, B.A., M.Litt., B.D., CPE RNSH, Grad.Cert.World Religions.
Director of Music David Russell    |    Email
DAVID RUSSELL B.Mus (Performance) M.Mus Studies (Conducting)
David Russell completed a Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music and was a recipient of the Horace Keats Memorial Scholarship for Singing. He subsequently completed a Master of Music Studies (Conducting), also at the Sydney Conservatorium, where he was the recipient of the Eugene Goosens Fellowship.

Through the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program David has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

He sang with the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, for 20 years and as Assistant Conductor conducted numerous works with choir, organ and orchestra. He featured as both a singer and conductor on several CDs and conducted the choir in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Italy.

David has conducted the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the Song Company, the Sydney Children’s Choir & Gondwana Voices, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus (USA), and the Ochsenhausen Vocal Ensemble (Germany). In 2008 David was Chorusmaster for the World Youth Day Choir – a national choir created for the visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in July of that year. As a soloist he has also appeared with the Sydney Consort and has sung with the professional Sydney-based ensembles, Cantillation and Pinchgut Opera.

He was awarded the Sydney Choral Symposium Foundation National Choral Conducting Scholarship which provided him with the opportunity to travel to the USA, UK and Europe for further conducting study.

David is currently the Artistic Director of CAPTIVATE, the performing arts program for Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta which provides opportunities in music, dance, drama and visual arts to students in the 84 Catholic systemic schools in western Sydney.

Office Secretary Caroline Badra    |    Email
B.A. American University, Cairo
Rector's Warden Dr Jane Carrick   
Tel: 0418 399 664
People's Wardens Elizabeth Griffiths and Pam Brock   
Organ Scholar Aleksander Mitsios   
Bailey Yeates - Junior Organ Scholar
Bell Ringing Tower Captain: Pam Brock   
Tel: (02) 9747 3619
Playgroup Judith Laurence   
B.A., Dip Ed., T.C., FACE
Angela Gregory
Gigi Chen
Mangia Luo
Safe Ministry Representative Rosemary King    |    Email
Tel: 02 97474327