Archbishop Glenn Davies

Glenn Davies

Glenn Davies

The Most Rev. Dr Glenn Davies has been the Archbishop of Sydney since 2013. 

A former  lecturer in Old Testament at Moore Theological College, Dr Davies also held the position of Registrar of the College, and later was appointed as rector of St Luke’s Miranda. 

He was consecrated  Bishop of North Sydney in 2001 and held the position until his election as Archbishop.

Glenn is married to Di and they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.


Kanishka Raffel (Dean of Sydney)

Kanishka Raffel

Kanishka Raffel

Kanishka was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist. While studying law at Sydney University a friend gave him a copy of The Gospel according to John and he subsequently became a Christian. Prior to becoming Dean in 2016, Kanishka served as Rector of St Matthew’s in Perth. He is married to Cailey and they have two daughters.

Kanishka loves curry, cricket and having gelato at the beach with his family but knows no pleasure so great as sharing the news about Jesus with people who have no idea who Jesus is or how much he loves them.

Christopher Allan

Christopher Allan

Christopher Allan (Sub-Dean)

Before attending Moore Theological College, he worked in project management for Lend Lease. He is married and is father to three children.

Christopher has been at the Cathedral since 2008, was made a Canon of St Andrew's Cathedral by Archbishop Jensen in 2010 and was appointed Acting Dean/Sub-Dean of the Cathedral in 2013.

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Steve Frederick

Steve Frederick

StePhen Frederick (Assistant Minister)

Stephen has been a Senior Assistant Minister at St Andrew’s Cathedral since 2016. Steve is married to Fiona, and is father to four children. He grew up in Mosman before moving to minister in Sydney’s Southwest for 11 years: he planted a multiethnic Anglican church as well as overseeing two other more established congregations. 

Steve finds deep enjoyment in reading, the creative arts, wandering city streets, spending a day barefoot at the beach, and "going bush". He delights in helping others fix their eyes upon Jesus - the author and perfector of faith.

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Ruth Schroeter

Ruth Schroeter

Ruth Schroeter (Assistant Minister)

Ruth has been an Associate Minister at St Andrew's Cathedral since December 2016 and has a particular focus on training and discipleship among women. Ruth encountered God's grace through the gospel of Jesus as an adult after making a New Year's resolution to find out about different religions and was very quickly drawn to share this gospel with others. She subsequently left her life as a ballet teacher in London to move to Sydney in 2011 to study at Moore Theological College and was ordained as a deacon in 2016.

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Ross Cobb

Ross Cobb

Ross Cobb (Director of Music)

Ross Cobb has been the Music Director and Cathedral Organist at St Andrew's since 2005. He is responsible for the huge range of music across our Cathedral- Choirs, Orchestra, Cathedral Brass and our contemporary bands; overseeing the development of traditional and modern music at all gatherings. He is also the Organist of our Cathedral School as well as serving as the Chairman of the NSW branch of the Royal School of Church Music, also leading church music country-wide as President of RSCM Australia.

Ross was previously Director of Music at Christ Church Clifton in Bristol, and St Barnabas Kensington, London in the UK. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music & King's College London (where he was organ scholar as well as at St Michael's Cornhill), he was also involved in the music at Holy Trinity Brompton & All Souls, Langham Place. He is passionate about the role of music in reaching all with the good news of Jesus. Ross is married to Georgie and they have three young sons. Email Ross at

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Rob Smith (Honorary Minister)

Rob Smith is an honorary assistant minister at St Andrew’s on Sundays.

During the week, he works for the department of Ministry Training and Development for the diocese of Sydney and lectures in Systematic Theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.

He is married to Claire and they have a son, Nathanael.

Rob is also a musician and song-writer, and has written a number of popular congregational songs and hymns.


Honorary Canons (date of INVESTITURE)

Canon John Michael Harden Thew (2002)

Canon James Innell Packer (2010)

Canon David Kenneth Short (2010)

Canon Christopher Anthony Allan (2010)

Canon Peter Noel Rodgers (2012)

Canon John Graham Mason (2015)

Canon Daniel Lawrence Willis (2018)

Canon Simon Lorimer Manchester (2019)


Canons (cathedral chapter)

The Most Reverend Dr. Glenn Davies

The Reverend Canon Phillip James Colgan

The Reverend Canon Mark Donald Thompson

The Venerable Kara Louise Hartley

The Right Reverend Michael Rennie Stead

The Very Reverend Kanishka Raffel

Lay Canons (cathedral chapter)

Mr John Collier

Mr John Scott

Mr John Pascoe

Mrs Catherine Crouch

Mr Graham Watson

Mr Brian Thomas

Mr Boyo Ockinga