Our Church Team


 the reverend Deborah bird

  • Assistant Priest
    Parish of Toowoomba St James

  • Priest responsible for
    St Anne’s Anglican Church, Highfields

Deb usually leads services at St Anne’s and is responsible for ministry and pastoral care in the Highfields area. Deb can be found in the St Anne’s office most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and at the St James Parish Centre in Toowoomba on Fridays.

Deb is a passionate advocate for social justice, the arts and environment, contemplative spirituality and affirming community.

 Phone 0457 519 899 (Mondays off)


the venerable mark carlyon

  • Rector - Parish of Toowoomba St James

  • Archdeacon of the Downs

As Rector, Mark is responsible for the whole Parish of Toowoomba St James, and that means both St Anne's Church in Highfields and St James' Church in Toowoomba. He usually leads worship services in Toowoomba, but you'll find Mark taking some services at Highfields as well. Mark's office is at the Parish Centre in Toowoomba. 

Mark is also Archdeacon of the Downs, and so also has responsibilities for Anglican churches across the Darling Downs region. His day off is Monday. 

Phone 07 4639 1858 (Mondays off)

assisting clergy


reverend GARTH SHAW

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reverend alf gerlach


reverend beverley thorogood


reverend john pryce-davies


reverend matthew weatherley


The Wardens are lay people who help with the management of the Church

Rod brightman margaret Head Reid mortensen sandy whybird

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