Our People

Ministry Team


 the reverend Deborah bird

  • Assistant Priest - Parish of Toowoomba St James

  • Priest, St Anne’s Anglican Church, Highfields

Deborah - ‘Deb’ - is the Priest Responsible for St Anne’s Church, Highfields, and usually leads worship in Highfields.  Deb lives in Highfields, and has an office at the St Anne’s Centre on Highfields Road, as well as one at the Parish Centre in Toowoomba.   Questions about pastoral care and ministry in Highfields can be directed to  Deb. Monday is Deb’s day off.

 Phone 0400 816 202

the venerable mark carlyon

  • Rector - Parish of Toowoomba St James

  • Archdeacon of the Downs

Mark is responsible for the whole Parish of Toowoomba St James, and that includes 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 regularly taking services at Highfields as well. Mark's office is at the Parish Centre in Toowoomba.  As Archdeacon of the Downs, Mark also has responsibilities for Anglican churches across the region. His day off is Monday. 

Phone 07 4639 1858

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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