Light for the City, Refreshment for the Soul

Matthew 5:14,16 | Acts 3:19 | Philemon 1:17

We aspire to shine for Christ and bring transformation to our community.




Welcome to South Head Anglican Parish, a hopeful and warm community of faith for all people.
All are very welcome.

Jesus promises that the weary and burdened who come to him will find rest. We treasure these words and our prayer is that when you join us, you will grow in your friendship with Jesus, his people and come to know the peace of his love.

South Head Anglican Parish combines St. Michael’s, Vaucluse and St. Peter’s, Watsons Bay. We gather for worship and fellowship at both locations.

For Jesus
Rev Matt Aroney
Acting Rector, South Head Anglican Parish.

Our Mission

To know, grow and go!

To know and enjoy a friendship with Jesus.

To grow in our worship and service of God our Father and in our love for each other.

To go into all the world witnessing to Jesus’ mercy and grace.


Our Team

Our management and service team is a group of paid staff and volunteers who are serving our congregation and community through the expression of Christ’s service and love.

Matt Aroney

Matt and his wife Kass have a wealth of experience in pastoral ministry in Sydney. They bring a unique sense of warmth, wisdom and care to the team along with their children.

Rev. Jeff Ware

Jeff Ware joins us after a long stint as Senior Chaplain at Barker College. He and his wife Annette are grandparents with five adult children.

Kristie Van Der Struik

Kristie is our accomplished organist; she has held this position at several other churches in Sydney. She is married to Greg, the current principal trombonist for the Australian Opera. They sound great!

Elaine Kaye

Elaine comes from an administrative background at Kambala Girls School. She is based at St Michael’s and can assist you with all enquiries regarding the Church’s services and activities.

Liti Seroa

Liti is a scripture teacher at a local school. She is based at St Peter’s and is available to assist you with all enquiries on the Church’s services and activities.

Iszy Pamatmat

Iszy is the editor of our Parish’s community news. She is a journalist by background and a skilled communicator, who oversees and produces our written and digital information including social media.

Meg Matthews

Meg’s chaplaincy work focuses on aged care communities in our parish. She is a retired teacher and empty nester with a Diploma in Christian Studies from Mary Andrews College.

Verity Thomson

Verity has a heart for the marginalised and encourages us to show God’s love in action to those in need. She has a Diploma of Christian Studies from Mary Andrews College.

Eddie Bosch

Eddie is a retired local police inspector who ensures that the parish properties are safe, fit for purpose and locked up after use. Nothing escapes his vigilant eyes!

Irene Jackson

Irene describes her role in this tale from the team

Tobias Buckley

Tobias is our skilled tech and services coordinator. He is also in charge of running our new youth group.

Jassen Rose

Jassen is a skilled and talented musician and our church’s recitalist. He performs at our monthly Organ Recital at St Peter’s Church, Watson’s Bay as well as other church events in our yearly calendar.

Nikki Hay
Little Sheep

Nikki is a skilled children’s ministry worker with Little Sheep. Her voluntary time is invaluable to our SHAP community and her contributions include making Jesus known to children week in and week out.

Meg Weston
Little Sheep

Meg is our wonderful children’s extraordinaire. Her commitment to sharing Jesus with young children demonstrates her skilled aptitude and huge heart for the littlies. We thank God for her passionate attitude.

Our History

In 2019 St Michael’s Vaucluse and St Peter’s Watsons Bay combined to form the South Head Anglican Parish under the leadership of Bishop Stuart Robinson. For more information on the history of our Parish please click here.