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New rector for St Peter's, Cremorne

The Reverend Tim St Quintin was inducted as the new rector of St Peter's Cremorne at a Commencement of Ministry Service on Thursday 20 April.

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Fr Tim addresses his new congregation

Tim was ordained priest in the Diocese of Sydney. He has served with the Australian Defence Force Chaplaincy and as assistant minister in the parish of St Stephen's Willoughby. He graduated in science from the University of NSW, and then from Duntroon. He served 8 years as a regular Army officer, rising to the rank of Major before transferring to the Reserves to enable him to study for ordination at Moore College before becoming an Army chaplain.

He has mixed with a wide group of people from different backgrounds and views of life. He and his wife Sarah have three school-aged children.

Fr Tim and family

Fr Tim with his family

In a newletter to his new parishioners, Fr Tim said that 'it became increasingly clear through the nomination process to both, I believe, the nominators and to Sarah and me, that God's hand was clearly behind the process and that the role at St Peter's could be a good fit for us. I take it, therefore, that the Lord has great plans for St Peter's and us together!

'As I take up these responsibilities I have been greatly encouraged by the warmth of our welcome. A local church is a family—brothers and sisters in Christ—with relationships that will last into eternity. As we as a family leave one church family in Willoughby, our family has been made to feel very welcome as we begin our time with a new church family.'

Fr Tim

From left: Bishop Chris Edwards (who preached the sermon), Fr Tim St Quintin, Archbishop Glenn Davies