WHO WE ARE
We are a contemporary urban church in the Inner West of Sydney. We eagerly desire to be a place where lives are transformed, enriched and enjoyed all under the lordship of Christ. Everyone is welcome and everyone is valued.
St Bede’s is a place where no question is too complex or too simple.
So whether you’re a Jesus follower, someone who’s curious or more of a skeptic or doubter, we look forward to meeting you soon.
Matt Stedman | Senior Minister
Growing up in a church-going household, Matt started to follow Jesus seriously in his early teens. He remembers praying before starting university “hold onto me, and help me hold on to you” God answered that prayer and brought him through Macquarie University with not only a science degree but more importantly, a conviction that best life always includes Jesus.
Matt is married to Emily and together they have four young children: Roxy, Mason, Ezra and Toby. Ezra was born in the hallway at home, which makes him extra special. Matt was born and raised on Sydney's North Shore, the son of a surfboard shaper. Apart from pastoral responsibilities, he loves to exercise and spend time with family and friends around a pizza. Matt is passionate about people coming to know and experience Jesus' lordship in every area of life.
Jeremy Morris | Assistant Minister
Jeremy is husband to Mim and father of Sophie, all of whom have loved being a part of the St Bede’s community since 2017. Having finished Moore College in 2017, Jeremy started in 2018 as the Assistant Minister, with a focus on growing ministries to younger generations and their families. He is passionate about helping people grapple with how God’s love for them makes sense of their unique experience of life. Jeremy loves a hit of golf, eating meals with friends, enjoys a walk of the Bay and is perhaps overly zealous about the world of sport!
Head of People and Culture at Recreo
Managing Director at the Hannam Group
Our Wardens are supported by our Parish Council.
We believe the bible is God’s word to the world which is authoritative, infallible and essential. Without it, we will never know anything substantial about who God is, what he has done and what he will do for the world.
We believe in one eternal and everlasting God who exists as three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The members of the Trinity are co-equally and co-eternally God.
We believe that God created the world through the power of his words. He made it beautiful and orderly - a gift for humanity to enjoy and cultivate.
We believe that every man and woman does things they shouldn’t do and doesn’t do things they should do. We call this moral condition sin which separates us from living at peace with God and others and is the reason for everything wrong with our world.
We believe that from the beginning, God planned to send the Son from the spiritual and eternal into the physical and temporal realm to redeem and reconcile men and women to God through faith in his death.
We believe that Jesus died on a Roman cross for the sins of the whole world and then rose again three days later beating death and establishing the pattern for all who die as followers of Christ.
We believe Jesus’ death on the cross was a substitutionary death, in our place, satisfying God’s just demands for human sin.
We believe that we can be reconciled to God through acknowledging our rebellion against him and receiving the gift of forgiveness given to all who trust in Jesus’ Lordship.
We believe the Holy Spirit is given to all believers as a comforter, reminder and giver of gifts to build the church.
We believe the church is God’s gathered people existing to worship God, encourage and care for each another, and offer a prophetic message to the world about Christ’s Lordship and return.
We believe when Jesus returns, the dead will rise. That those who love Jesus will inherit the new kingdom, and those who don’t know Jesus will be eternally separated from him.