Phillip Jensen is a Bible teacher and evangelist with Two Ways Ministries, based at Moore Theological College, and the founder of Matthias Media. Previously he served as chaplain at the University of New South Wales, rector at St Matthias Anglican Church, and Dean of Sydney at St Andrew’s Cathedral. Phillip has continued to forgive Simon for refusing his invitation, when leaving Moore College, to come and work on his staff. Nevertheless, Phillip and Simon have continued as friends and colleagues in the ministry of the gospel for nearly 40 years. The Jensen family always remember kindly the Manchesters’ welcome at St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, in 1983.
Chase Kuhn lectures in Christian Thought and Ministry at Moore Theological College. Previously he served as an assistant minister at St Thomas’ North Sydney under the leadership of Simon Manchester.
Dick Lucas is Rector Emeritus of St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, where he served as rector from 1961 to 1998. Simon Manchester was a greatly valued member of his staff there from 1982 to 1984. Dick is the founder of The Proclamation Trust, out of which arose The Cornhill Training Course.
Gerard O’Brien has served under Simon Manchester’s leadership as an assistant minister at St Thomas’ North Sydney for seven years. In that time he has co-pastored the evening congregation and led the youth group, as well as recently starting the Christians Engaging Culture website and podcast (with a team of wonderful volunteers from St Thomas’).
Gavin Perkins is Rector of St Jude’s Anglican Church in Bowral, just south of Sydney. From 2011 to 2017 he was an assistant minister at St Thomas’ North Sydney alongside Simon Manchester. During this time Simon and Gavin worked closely together in the foundation of the Cornhill Sydney preaching course.
William Philip is Senior Minister of the Tron Church, Glasgow, and Chairman of Cornhill Scotland. From 1999 to 2004 he was Director of Ministry at The Proclamation Trust, London, where he met Simon Manchester through Simon’s visits to PT conferences. Since then they have remained good friends and visitors to minister in one another’s churches.
David Robertson is the former minister of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee Scotland, and founder of Solas (Centre for Public Christianity). He is currently based in Sydney with his wife, Annabel, for the City Bible Forum as Director of Third Space, an evangelistic outreach project. They have three children and four grandchildren. David is an author (The Dawkins Letters, Magnificent Obsession, Awakening, Engaging with Atheistsand A.S.K.), broadcaster and blogger (theweeflea.com). David and Annabel will always be grateful for the inspiration, hospitality and example of Simon and Kathy Manchester.
David Short is Rector of St John’s Vancouver Anglican Church in Canada. Born in East Africa and educated in Australia and Canada, David has served parishes in Australia and Vancouver, BC. He is a council member of the Gospel Coalition and a founder and executive director of the Artizo Institute—a Canadian initiative to identify and train young people who are gifted for pastoral ministry. In 2008 David was appointed an honorary canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia—all of which is secondary to being Simon’s brother-in-law.
Matthew Sleeman lectures in New Testament, Greek, and Church and World at Oak Hill Theological College, London. At the start of his ministry, he served as a catechist at St Thomas’ North Sydney under the leadership of Simon Manchester. Over the years, St Thomas’ has been a home church away from home, and Simon a friend as well as a pastor. Matthew also daily thanks Simon for marrying him to his wife, Karen.
Claire Smith is a New Testament scholar, writer, and women’s Bible teacher. She lives in Sydney and attends St Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral with her husband, Rob. They have an adult son, who lives in the UK with his wife. Rob and Claire have several family members who have benefitted from Simon’s ministry at St Thomas’, and Rob remembers Simon from his teenage years, when Simon was a student at Moore College (with a beard).