The people of St John’s represent the breadth and diversity of the community of Glebe.
We have students, new arrivals from overseas, residents of social housing, retired people, professionals and other workers, long-term residents of Glebe, and people who enjoy our blend of traditional and contemporary worship.
We are happily Anglican
and also welcome people from all church backgrounds and people from all backgrounds who are exploring who Jesus is.
We recognise and encourage the ministry of women in all aspects of our church life, including preaching.
Senior Minister - Mark Wormell
Community Ministry Director - Darcy Vaughan
Communications & Property Coordinator – Angie Collier
GAPP Community Worker – Stephen Brooks
Indigenous Ministry Coordinator – Sharon Minniecon
Youth and Children’s Minister - Steph Kelly
Honorary Indigenous Minister - Ray Minniecon
Student Minister - Alex Prentice
Bishop Frederick Barker identified the need for a Parish in Glebe soon after his arrival in the Colony of NSW in 1855. The parish was proclaimed to commence on 1 October 1856 under the ministry of William Macquarie Cowper, the first Australian born clergyman. St John's Church building was completed in 1870, inspired by the vision of the famous colonial architect Edmund Blackett and completed by his sons. Both the Church building and its churchyard are listed in the NSW Heritage Register.
St John’s has served Glebe, taking a vital interest in the social housing estate, for over 150 years. Our mission has essentially been the same, to be the presence of Jesus in Glebe, proclaiming his gospel and living his way. We seek to be a church for all of Glebe, providing challenge, support and community.