Bible Teachers

St Andrew's Cathedral and more particularly the Healing Ministry is particularly blessed by a number of fine Bible teachers. Our leader (Christopher Allan) is the regular preacher, but through the year a number of the Cathedral staff also share in the teaching.

Rev. Canon Christopher Allan

Christopher Allan is the leader of the Healing Ministry at both St Andrew's Cathedral and at Golden Grove.

Christopher is married to Sandra and they have three children. Before entering full time ministry, he worked in project management for Lend Lease as a project engineer.

He completed his theological studies at Moore Theological College attaining a Bachelor of Divintiy. Before returning to the Cathedral (where he'd been as a Student Minister while studying at Moore College) he was one of the Assistant Ministers at Rooty Hill Anglican working under The Rev. Ray Galea.

Christopher enjoys reading history, relaxing watching television and all sport – particularly finding time to get onto the golf course. He particularly loves cooking on one of his BBQ's (a real BBQ with smoke, charcoal, wood and lots of hours slow cooking!).


Regular preachers:

The Very Rev. Phillip Jensen (Dean of Sydney)

Phillip has been the Dean of Sydney since 2003. He is married to Helen and they have three adult ‘children’ and eleven grandchildren. When you visit the Cathedral you can hear Phillip preach most Sundays.

Phillip completed his theological studies at Moore Theological College. The Dean is a sought after speaker in Australia and internationally as an evangelist and for his perceptive and incisive expository Bible preaching. He is the author of many books.

An extensive collection of Phillip's sermons, essays, books and other information can be found at

Rev. Tom Halls

Tom is married to Clare, and before joining the staff at the Cathedral, he spent 25 years in inner city ministry.

Tom taught Mathematics, and following studies at Moore Theological College was Ordained in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.  Apart from preaching responsibilities at the Cathedral and oversight of the Subcontinental Fellowship, he spends much of his time in Asia, India, Europe and the United Kingdom preaching and conducting seminars on systematic teaching of the Bible.

Rev. Chris Moroney

Chris is married to Judy, and they have three grown up children. 

Chris attained his Theological Licentiate from Moore Theological College and his Bachelor of Divinity from London University. He plays squash regularly. He is fond of golf.

Rev. Rob Smith 

Rob is married to Claire and they have an 18 year old son.

He completed his theological studies at Moore Theological College attaining a Bachelor of Divinity, and a Masters in Theology. Rob is also a musician and song-writer, and has written a number of popular congregational songs and hymns.