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Vision & Mission

We share the same Vision & Mission as the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.


To see Christ honoured as Lord and Saviour in every community.


We commit ourselves afresh, in prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit, to glorify God and love our neighbour by proclaiming the Lord Jesus Christ, calling people to repent and live lives worthy of him.


Rev Barry Macalister

Senior Minister

Barry has been married to Rosemary for thirty-one years. They have four adult children and one grandchild. Barry’s hobbies and interests include fly fishing, woodworking, beekeeping and everything outdoors although his children often joke that his real hobby is collecting hobbies!

After spending more than ten years working for many disability service organisations including the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and the Autistic Association of NSW Barry studied at Moore College Sydney completing a Bachelor of Theology and Diploma of Ministry.

After being ordained in 1998 Barry has served as an Assistant Minister in the Parish of Riverwood and then as Senior Minister of Revesby Anglican before becoming the Senior Minister of St John’s Wilberforce in 2008. He currently sits on the School Council of Arndell Anglican College and is an Ordination Chaplain for the Archbishop of Sydney.

During the past ten years Barry has travelled every second year to Vanuatu to partner with the Anglican Diocese helping to equip both lay people and clergy to teach the Bible and do evangelism in the remote islands of Ambae and Maewo.

Barry’s greatest passion is sharing the good news about Jesus with everyone who will listen.

Rev James Gowing

Assistant Minister

James has been married to Renee for almost six years. They have one child and one on the way.

James enjoys getting to know people, talking about current affairs, learning about ancient and modern history, playing tennis and watching his fair share of political dramas and sports on TV.

After spending more than 6 years working as an insolvency accountant, James studied at Moore College Sydney completing a Bachelor of Divinity.

James was ordained in 2016 and served as an Assistant Minister at St Mark’s in Malabar before joining us as an Assistant Minister in 2019.

James’ greatest passion is meeting with people to share the most important news of all:  that Jesus is the king of the world, and  this means following Him each and every day.

Hayden Lindley

MTS Ministry Apprentice

Parish Council

Wardens – St John’s Wilberforce

  • Ralph Bennett
  • Cephas Rodgers
  • Annette Sheen

Wardens – St Mark’s Freemans Reach

  • Richard Lloyd
  • Sandra Casson
  • Robert Bishop

Parish Councillors

  • Peter Hamilton
  • Graham Thomas
  • Lisa Connally
  • Cassie King

Parish Nominators

  • Peter Hamilton
  • Brian McCaull
  • Dave Simpson
  • Cassie King
  • Jennifer Daly


God calls all Christians to take the saving message of Jesus Christ to all nations.  For this reason, we support and are in partnership with the following missionaries:

Malcolm & Leanne

Pete & Kathryn