Dear Friends,

Part Two of our staff movements for 2018!

Student Ministers

Rebecca (and Dan) Antaw – Rebecca has been linked to the 5pm congregation and has done a wonderful job in caring for individuals and organising special events for fellowship. She has been offered a job at St Andrew’s Cathedral for her third and fourth years at Moore College so we will farewell her and Dan fondly at the end of the year.

Adrian (and Tricia) Teh – Adrian has been linked to our 8am service and in 2018 will do his second year at Moore but not as a student minister – however still attending and serving at 8am. Adrian has been a huge help in some leading, input and midweek ministry.

Josh (and Nikki) Hesford – Josh has been at 5pm for a few years helping with Atoms, leading and preaching and has done his first year at Moore with us. In 2018 he and Nikki will work with Phillip Jensen (in the “Two Ways” ministry) to be trained by Phillip. They will keep their links at 5pm.

Jum (and Pip) Naden – Jum joined us as Student Minister in 2017 and he and Pip have helped in many pastoral ways – Jum with music, leading and preaching. In 2018 Jum will link with Phil Wheeler and his New Churches ministry – preaching at different churches. They will keep their links at 5pm.

Rob Brown – In 2018 we welcome Rob and Alice Brown (children Jonty and Pippa) to help at 10am. Rob will be in fourth year at Moore College before returning to UK in 2019.

MTS Apprentices (Ian Watts and Jeremy Fox)

Our much loved MTS apprentices will finish at the end of 2018. Jeremy is moving on to workplaces and Ian is exploring ministry options. We have valued them very much – please pray for the Lord to raise up MTS apprentices for the future.


Kirrily Agus from our 10am congregation has very competently been covering our two day position in Admin/Reception – she has now agreed to come on board as a permanent part-timer! We are very grateful to the Lord for her and her many gifts.

Yours in partnership,
Simon Manchester

P.S. Good News on our Church building

We have waited long (20 years) to finish the roofing and stonework on our church building and you will know from the film shown in Sunday services that the need is now urgent. Our property leaders at St Thomas’ have found a gifted builder to start the last section of the church and we have funds already to do nearly half of what needs to be done. So work will commence soon to repair the roof and walls. We will continue to work at raising the funds needed to finish the job and the end result will be a clean and strong building that will serve the gospel work for decades to come. This is part of our stewardship of what we have received to look after it and think of the generations to come – as they did for us. Next Sunday we will explain more details of this great project.