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Rev'd Tom Sullivan,
The Rector of St Thomas' Church, Toowong.

Tom was born in Brisbane and attended the Aspley High School before training at the Queensland Police Academy and served for a short time as a Police Officer. Tom has 10 years experience as a Human Resource Manager in the public sector.

He studied a Bachelor of Arts in theology at the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Business at Queensland University of Technology. After training at St Francis Theological College, Milton he was ordained in 1983. Tom has served in the parishes of Ekibin, Albany Creek and Red Hill, as Diocesan Youth Officer and as Chaplain of Cannon Hill Anglican College. He has served as a part-time Army Chaplain and as Chaplain to the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Tom was commissioned as the Rector of the Anglican Parish of Toowong on Friday 24 April 2009.

Tom is married to Sandra and they have one daughter.

Father Tom Sullivan

Rev'd Alan Dale - Honorary Assistant Priest
Alan Dale was born at Oakey on the Darling Downs. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland in Arts (with honours in History)and Education and holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Brisbane College of Theology and a Master of Arts in Theology from The Australian Catholic University.

Alan trained for the priesthood at St Francis Theological College and was ordained deacon in 1979 and priest in 1980. From 1979 he has been an honorary assistant at St Thomas', Toowong. Since graduating in education in 1969, Alan has taught in a number of secondary and tertiary positions including at Brisbane Girls Grammar School as subject head for Study of Religion and Dean of School. He has also served for many years as Queensland Studies Authority Panel Chair for Study of Religion in the Brisbane Central region and in 2012 Alan was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Education (FACE).

Alan is married to Jane. They have three adult children and one grandson.

Father Alan Dale

Rev'd Elsie Clack - Honorary Assistant Priest
Elsie Clack is a New Zealander (and proud of it) despite being in Australia for about 40 years.  She comes from a nursing background before training for Ministry. She trained at St Francis Theological College in Brisbane and has an Associate Diploma in Ministry and a Bachelor Degree on Theology.

Elsie was ordained as a Deacon in 1999 and became a Priest in 2004. Although Elsie has now officially retired, she holds a ‘Permission to Officiate (PTO) Licence, attached to the Parish of Toowong.

Elsie has been engaged in Hospital Chaplaincy Ministry in various hospitals around the centre of Brisbane. 

Rev Elsie Clack


Each Sunday8.30am Eucharist
Each Wednesday5.30pm Eucharist

These are our main regular services. For more details on these and other services during the week, please go to our Worship page.




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