About St Thomas'

We believe 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.

Outside of building

Our history

Meet the team

Micky Mantle
Rector

Paul Dudley
8am, 10am and Kids Minister

Gerard O'Brien
Youth Minister

Philip Percival

Philip Percival
Music Minister

Luke Shooter
5pm Minister

Annaliese Waine
Children's Worker

Nick Ward
Trainee

Paul Rajkumar

Jackson Burt

Jack Stileman

Annika Jolliffe

Dominic Quek

Dan Mak

Amanda Rajaratnam
Office Manager

Ling Shooter
Serving Coordinator

Albert Wong
Operations Manager

Ellise Jones
Communications Coordinator

Craig Harris
Operations Assistant

Ken Chapman
Warden

John MacLeod
Warden

Mark Charlton
Treasurer

Our beliefs

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.

Micky Mantle

Micky has been the Rector at St Thomas’ since September 2021.  He grew up in Brisbane and moved to the UK for University where he remained working in Christian ministry and in Finance.  He returned to Australia in 2012 to complete the Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College.  After College he served as an Assistant Minister at St Helen’s Bishopsgate in London.  Micky is married to Ellie and they have three children – Jono, Olivia and Theo.  

Paul Dudley

Paul is married to Michelle and has 4 beautiful children. Prior to going Bible college, Paul worked as a science teacher, residential care worker and children’s and youth worker in a church. After college he was ordained and worked as a senior assistant minister in Melbourne and a family pastor in Canberra before taking the role of Senior Chaplain at Shore School, North Sydney in 2008. Since February 2022, he is now the 8am, 10am and Kids Minister at St Thomas’. He loves creatively telling people about Jesus, hanging out with his family at beaches, triathlons, rock climbing and building stuff.

Gerard O'Brien

Gerard is married to Briar with two daughters and has been the Youth Minister at St Thomas’ for nine years. He loves shooting hoops and fried chicken, and speaks Spanish. He is more and more thankful for Jesus every day.

Philip Percival

Philip is a founder and Executive Director of Emu Music. A song writer and author (Then Sings My Soul, Matthias Media), he was Music Minister at St Ebbe’s, Oxford, UK for 15 years, and now teaches about music ministry at conferences and Bible colleges in Australia, the UK and Asia, as well as being St Thomas’ part time Music Minister. He is married to Kate, has three adult children, and is completing a PhD on the worship theology of conservative evangelicals.

Luke Shooter

Luke has been the minister of the 5pm service since the beginning of 2022. He is married to Ling who is also involved in ministry at St Thomas’. He knew from a very young age that the best thing in life was following Jesus. During university the Lord really grew Luke in his faith. After university he worked for six years as a maritime engineer. Having grown up in other churches he was surprised when the Lord led him to study for ministry at Moore College. During his studies the Lord grew his love for the Word. He loves rugby, exploring Australia and enjoys solving chess puzzles to unwind.

Annaliese Waine

Annaliese currently serves at our Kids Church. She spent a year studying at St Helen’s Bishopgate in the UK, studying and training how to lead and share the Gospel in a variety of different ways. She moved back to Sydney to continue her studies at Cornhill. Annaliese also loves dancing, she started dancing at the age of 3 and has since pursued ballet teachings as a full-time job.

Nick Ward

Nick became a Christian as a teenager and has been talking about Jesus since. He serves with the team at 5pm and alongside Gerard at youth. Nick’s interested in any sport that involves a ball and has a love-hate relationship with golf. He studied Latin at uni but spent more time going to coffee shops than in class.

Jack Stileman

Jack and his wife Sophie arrived in Sydney in January 2022 from Bromley in South East London. He grew up in Wimbledon where he had a summer job covering the tennis courts.

Amanda Rajaratnam

Married, with two grown up sons and an elderly father-in-law at home; Amanda loves to bake, make sourdough bread and potter in her little veggie patch in the garden. She attends her local church in the Hills and runs a bible study with her husband.

Ling Shooter

Ling grew up in Newcastle and worked as an occupational therapist for 7 years before being persuaded to do MTS at Hunter Bible Church. She moved to Sydney to study at Moore College and married Luke Shooter in 2020. Ling spends her time thinking and talking about ministry, and meets with women to read the Bible and help them grow in their love for Jesus.

 

Ling would love to speak with you about your gifts, convictions and capacity to see what kind of ministry would be a good fit for you to serve in. She is the first point of contact before being connected with a ministry at St Thomas’. This role aims to mobilise each of us for God’s glory and streamline processes.

Albert Wong

Albert works part time after retiring from fulltime work. He has a background in corporate accounting. Albert and his wife Adeline enjoy serving at church in a variety of roles. They have a son. Albert likes playing golf and listening to music.

Ellise Jones

Ellise is married to Sean and has a beautiful daughter. Having lived in the UK for 4 years, Ellise moved back to Sydney in 2022 to be closer to family after having her daughter. She gets a lot of energy from interacting with others and enjoys holidaying overseas.

Craig Harris

TBC

Ken Chapman

Ken is married to Judy and together they have been members of St Thomas’ since 1987. Ken’s professional working life has been in financial markets and he also serves as a Board Member of a number of other organisations including Moore Theological College.