our vision is jesus. our mission is people. our cause is grace.

As a Christian community, CCIW exists only because of what Christ, in his life, death and resurrection, has done for us. It is on this conviction that we stand, and out of which our vision and values flow.

Our prayer at CCIW is:

to be a Biblically vital Christian community
where believers, as well as strangers to the love of Jesus,
grow more and more into
fully devoted children of God
who know, love and serve
the Lord Jesus Christ, his church and his world
in the power of the Holy Spirit,
to the glory of God the Father.

the means of grace

The  structure  of  all  our  programs  and  activities  follow  what  we  call  the  “means  of  grace”.  The phrase comes from the prayer of general thanksgiving in the Book  of  Common  Prayer:

 “We  bless  thee  for  our  creation,  preservation,  and  all  the  blessing  of  this  life;  but  above  all,  for  thine  inestimable  love  in  the  redemption  of  the  world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.”

So, “means of grace” refers to God-given instruments through which he works  by  his  Holy  Spirit  to  pour  out  his  grace  upon  us,  conforming  us  to  Christ.

The five means of grace are:

  • Gathering regularly in corporate worship
  • Sharing in a life of joyous fellowship
  • Using our gifts to serve others in ministry
  • Being rich in personal devotion
  • Extending gracious witness to others.

Just as physical growth comes from having a good diet and good exercise routine, so the means of grace include both a good spiritual diet and a good spiritual exercise routine. Together, they make for a healthy Christian, who is growing more and more into a fully devoted child of God.  

 

 

meet the staff team

 

Andrew Katay  Senior Minister   andrew@cciw.org.au

Andrew Katay
Senior Minister

andrew@cciw.org.au

Richard Glover  Assistant Minister - Youth and Young Adults   richard@cciw.org.au

Richard Glover
Assistant Minister - Youth and Young Adults

richard@cciw.org.au

Fiona Smartt  Executive Pastor - Development of Ministry and Leadership   fiona@cciw.org.au

Fiona Smartt
Executive Pastor - Development of Ministry and Leadership

fiona@cciw.org.au

Angus Courtney  Assistant Minister - Outreach and Haberfield   angus@cciw.org.au

Angus Courtney
Assistant Minister - Outreach and Haberfield

angus@cciw.org.au

Ben Warren  Director of Children's Ministry   ben@cciw.org.au

Ben Warren
Director of Children's Ministry

ben@cciw.org.au

Christian Sukkar  Ministry Apprentice   christian@cciw.org.au

Christian Sukkar
Ministry Apprentice

christian@cciw.org.au

Tuo Tao  Ministry Apprentice   tuo@cciw.org.au

Tuo Tao
Ministry Apprentice

tuo@cciw.org.au

Carolyn Watson  Music Director   carolyn@cciw.org.au

Carolyn Watson
Music Director

carolyn@cciw.org.au

Fiona Holt  8am Pastoral Care Coordinator   fionaholt@cciw.org.au

Fiona Holt
8am Pastoral Care Coordinator

fionaholt@cciw.org.au

Rhonda Filmer  10am Pastoral and Practical Care Leader   rhonda@cciw.org.au

Rhonda Filmer
10am Pastoral and Practical Care Leader

rhonda@cciw.org.au

Doug Shoemark  Property Manager   doug@cciw.org.au

Doug Shoemark
Property Manager

doug@cciw.org.au

Simon Holding  Office Manager   simon@cciw.org.au

Simon Holding
Office Manager

simon@cciw.org.au

Ike Saleh  Finance Administrator   ike@cciw.org.au

Ike Saleh
Finance Administrator

ike@cciw.org.au


 

GIVING DETAILS

If you'd like to give to the ministry at St John's, find the details below. Thank you!

CCIW ACCOUNT

Christ Church Inner West Anglican Community
BSB: 062 169
Account No: 1025 6905
Reference: St John’s Offertory

MINISTRY CENTRE ACCOUNT

St John’s Ashfield Christian Education
BSB: 032 082
Account No: 325 162
Reference: Your name (for a tax-deductible receipt) 


St John's Preschool

St John's Pre-school is a community based Christian pre-school on the St John's Ashfield site.

We are a not for profit pre-school and aim to provide a program that allows children to foster a sense of belonging while also motivating independence and an eagerness to learn.

In partnership with families, Christ Church Inner West  and the community, we have managed to develop and grow in excess of sixty years while acknowledging and embracing the changes in our locality.

Visit the Pre-school website.


Wardens

Our Wardens are responsible for the control and administration of church money and property, and keeping order in our grounds. 

 

TODD MAY

TIM NORTH

DAVID DAVIES

Parish Council

Together with the Wardens, the Parish Council has overall responsibility for the budget and finances of the church, and confers with the Senior Minister regarding the initiation and development of church work.

Matthew Jones

Scott Pooke

Kate Warren

Carolyn Watson

Yi Zhang


St John's Cemetery

The grounds of St John's have a rich and interesting history. The records are thorough and as detailed as possible. Our grounds are always open and free for visitors to enjoy!

See the links below for information.