About Us

ABOUT THE ST JAMES’ INSTITUTE

Part of St James’ mission is to nourish the faith of our church members, to support those seeking God or questioning their faith, to facilitate debate, and to educate those who wish to be better informed about Christianity. This mission underpins much of the work of the St James’ Institute, involving topical seminars and discussion groups. We also seek to connect with organisations and businesses here in the city of Sydney by putting together an annual prorgramme of events on a wide variety of topics to engage with questions of faith, belief, religion and spirituality in the public square.

OUR PEOPLE

DIRECTOR: MR CHRISTOPHER WATERHOUSE

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Christopher Waterhouse is a Lay Minister at St James’ Church and Director of the St James’ Institute. 

He is a student of Trinity College, Melbourne, studying for a Master of Divinity. Christopher began his theology studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon while he was Canons’ Verger and Sacristan of Christ Church, Oxford (2013-2017). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tasmania. 

Christopher was General Manager of the St James’ Theatre London and broadcaster with London-based radio station JemmThree. Prior to his move to London, Christopher was the Operations Coordinator for the Sydney Theatre.

He continues to freelance as a compere and public speaking coach.

Christopher’s interests are broad and varied, but he has a particular interest in Theology and the Arts, drawing on his experiences in the arts sector.

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Penelope Burton
Dr Keith Carpenter – Chair
Roger Pitcher
Kumar Rasiah

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dr Barbara Booth
Caroline Bowyer
Belinda Howell
Dennis Sligar