About our church

St Annes Anglican Church Ryde is:

A family brought together by our Lord

From many different backgrounds

Worshipping God as Christian disciples

Loving each other and every neighbour

Sharing the Good News of Jesus with the City of Ryde and beyond

Our staff team

Andrew joined the St Annes family in 2021, having served at churches in Caringbah, South Sydney and Gladesville. He came to believe in Jesus at 19 when a friend invited him along to a church service and he began reading the bible for himself. Over the course of the following 6 months, as he met with a Christian friend and asked lots of questions, God opened his eyes to see the incredible love and forgiveness of Jesus. It’s a joy that has shaped Andrew’s life ever since. Andrew is married to Jess and they have two boys. Apart from sharing the good news about Jesus with others, Andrew enjoys coffee, basketball, chess and watching Star Wars with his son.

Rev. Andrew Levy

Senior Minister

David joined the St Annes family in 2020, having served in a Chinese church in Campsie. He is an assistant minister across the whole of St Annes, with a focus on the Mandarin ministry. David completed BD at Moore College and MCS at China Evangelical Seminary (Taiwan). Prior to full-time ministry, David worked as a researcher in science education and has degrees in environmental science, rural management and chemistry. David is married to Annie and they have one young daughter. In his spare time, David enjoys reading, visiting museums, bushwalking and good coffee.

Rev. Dr. David Chang

Assistant Minister

Tony joined the St Annes family in 2022, having just completed his theological degree at Moore College. He is an assistant minister across the whole of St Annes, with a focus on the 10am English ministry. Prior to being a minister, he worked as a ceramic engineer, where he enjoyed being a part of a team that manufactured bricks to build houses. But he was convicted by the Holy Spirit that building God’s house was more valuable, so he gave up a promising corporate career to join God’s team in building a house that would last forever. Tony is married to Yenli and they have 2 young boys. Tony enjoys going to buffets and playing table tennis, but not at the same time.

Tony Nguyen

Assistant Minister

Jessie joined the St Annes family in 2023. Before this, she worked as an editor in the media industry in both Australia and China. After migrating to Australia in 2016, Jessie began attending church programs in West Ryde, where she became a Christian. God's work in her life has profoundly changed her perspective on the world and her own life, thus the way she lives. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and hiking in good weather. Jessie is fluent in Mandarin and English, so will be able to help with both Chinese and English administration. She is in the office on weekdays (except for Thursday).

Jessie Wu

Office Manager

Vivian joined the St Annes family in 2020 and started on the staff team in early 2024. Vivian is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Her focus is on supporting the Mandarin ministry and the Mandarin congregation at St Annes, while completing her theology degree at Chinese Theological College Australia. Vivian started her Christian journey when a friend invited her to church to help her answer the question: “Why are there so many Christians in the world?” Vivian enjoys singing, travelling and designing.

Vivian Wang

Ministry Assistant (Sun, Tue)

After a year with us as a Student Minister, Carole joined the team in January 2024, with a focus on ministry to younger children and their families. As well as this, Carole enjoys looking out for ways to love and disciple the broader church family. She works with the team on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. She recently completed her degree at Moore College, and is serving alongside her husband Cameron who is a Student Minister at the church. She and Cameron will be welcoming their first child in June, and as a family they hope to support rural ministry in the years ahead. Carole loves trying to keep plants alive, miscellaneous craft projects and getting to know people well.

Carole Maxworthy

Lay Minister (Sun - Tue)

Cameron joined the St Annes family as a Student Minister with his wife Carole in January 2023. He is currently in the final year of his Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College. He and Carole are expecting their first child in June 2024. Next year they hope to find a place to serve in rural / regional Australia. Cameron enjoys history, reading, powerlifting, making cheese, and any other activity combining the above.

Cameron Maxworthy

Student Minister (Sundays)

Fiona joined the St Annes family in January 2023 after moving down from Newcastle to study full-time at Moore Theological College. She currently oversees the Kids Bible Fun team which looks after the Sunday program for primary school children. It is such a privilege to partner with families to raise their children to know and love the Lord Jesus. In her spare time, Fiona likes to hang out with friends, preferably by the ocean or playing some kind of sport.

Fiona Thomson

Student Minister (Sun, Tue)

What we believe

The doctrinal basis of our church and teaching is drawn from the Scriptures and clearly expressed in the Anglican formularies of the 39 Articles, The Book of Common Prayer and the Creeds. The statement of faith here is a summary of that teaching from the Crusader Union of Australia.

This means we believe that:
  • As God created and sustains the universe, He knows what is best for our lives and deserves our worship as the only true God.
  • There is perfect unity in the Trinity.
  • God is most clearly seen in the person of Jesus.

(Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 4:11; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:3; John 14:9-11; Colossians 1:15-16; John 16:13- 15; Matthew 28:19)

This means we believe that: 

  • The Bible was written to reveal God’s character and plan and how we are to live in response.
  • The 66 books of the Bible cannot be added to or altered, and its teachings will override any
    human teaching, including any other book which claims to be God’s Word.
  • We should act in a way which is consistent with what the Bible teaches: doing those things
    which it describes as right, and not advocating or practising those things which the Bible
    describes as sinful. This includes things like dishonesty, greed, sexual relationships outside
    marriage, homosexual relationships, drunkenness and foul language.

(2 Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 5:17-19; Colossians 3:5-17; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

This means we believe that: 

  • All people should be treated with love and respect.
  • People aren’t perfect. We recognise that sin and evil exist as is evident in broken relationships
    between God, people and the natural world.
  • We need to recognise that God will judge all people.

(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 145:17; John 15:12; Romans 3:9-23; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 1:18-20)

This means we believe that: 

  • Jesus provides the only solution to our sin and alienation from God.
  • His death was no accident, but was God’s plan to provide the only sufficient sacrifice for sin,
    once for all, as a substitute for sinful people.
  • We need to take his death and resurrection seriously, as anyone who ignores it is ignoring
    God’s offer of rescue

(Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-14; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Peter 3:18)

This means we believe that: 

  • Jesus was physically raised from the dead in accordance with the accounts of the Bible. This
    means the resurrection is not myth, exaggeration or fiction.
  • Jesus Christ is alive today and forevermore, reigning in heaven as Lord and King.
  • We can know Him today and have a relationship with Him.

(John 20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-58; Acts 1:9; Acts 2: 32-39; Hebrews 7:24-25)

This means we believe that: 

  • No-one can earn their salvation: it is a gift from God that we need to accept by trusting Jesus.
  • Christians have no reason to boast about what they have done to establish their relationship
    with God, as He is the source of this.
  • Jesus is the only way for us to be put right with God. No good works or religious rituals can
    make us right with Him.

(Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 4:12; John 14:6; John 1:12)

This means we believe that: 

  • Though our relationship with God needs to be restored, this cannot be achieved through our
    own efforts.
  • We need to acknowledge that we haven’t treated God the way He deserves.
  • A restored relationship involves turning back to God and asking his forgiveness.
  • Repentance and faith only come as a result of the Holy Spirit’s work in the individual.

(Titus 3:5-7; John 16:5-11; Romans 8: 5-9; 1 Corinthians 2: 10-15)

This means we believe that: 

  • All Christians can be sure of being raised from the dead to be with God forever.

  • We can be confident that even our death will not separate us from God’s perfect love. 

  • We have no reason for pride as our confidence does not come from anything we have done.

(John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11; Romans 8:38-39; Ephesians
2:8-9; Romans 10:9; 1 John 5:11-13; Philippians 3:12-14)

This means we believe that: 

  • This world will end only when God sends Jesus Christ back to earth.

  • Jesus has not yet returned to the earth, but will come at a day and hour which is unknown by
    any human.

  • We need to be ready for that time.

(Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Matthew 25:1-13)

This means we believe that: 

  • Christians will not be perfect during this life but will be progressively becoming more like
    Jesus Christ as a result of the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in their lives.

  • Christians, empowered by the Holy Spirit, should be committed to prayer and Bible reading,
    sharing the good news of Jesus, serving others, doing good in the world and meeting regularly
    with other Christians.

(John 14:16, 26; 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:17-19; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews
10:25; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:17-18)

Ministry Partnerships

As a church, we financially and prayerfully support a number of cross-cultural workers, Christian ministries, and aid organisations. Below are just a few of our current partnerships:


  • Horizons Community Legal Centre
  • Interserve
  • Anglicare
  • Evangelism and New Churches


  • Scripture Union
  • Youthworks
  • Bush Church Aid
  • Mission to Seafarers


  • SIM Australia
  • TEAR Australia
  • Reformed Translation Fellowship of Australia
  • Bible Society in Australia


  • Church Missionary Society
  • Anglican Aid
  • Indian Evangelical Mission
  • MegaVoice

History of St Annes

The history of Ryde has long been associated with St Annes Anglican Church. The church was established in 1826, and continues to play an important role in the city of Ryde. It is the third oldest Anglican church in Australia. For more information, click here.