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About Us
About All Souls Leichhardt

All Souls Leichhardt exists to glorify God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ


Who we are

Our church loves:

Jesus

People are valuable to Jesus because He died for them on the Cross so their sins and failures could be forgiven. 

Learn more about Jesus. www.christianity.net.au

The Bible

God is at work in our church changing people’s lives through the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection. People are finding His love and joy and peace and forgiveness as they hear His Word taught, understand it and apply it their lives.

People

People are valuable to us. We welcome newcomers all the time and help them find their place in the church and encourage them to grow in their faith and experience God’s love in this church family.

This church is a church for all ages and all cultures because God is building a new community of people from every culture who know Him and love Him.

You are very welcome to visit our church and join us and find Jesus and be encouraged to grow in faith. Rev David O’Mara

Our Team

David O'Mara

Senior Minister

I became a Christian while studying Social Work at University. Since that time the Lord has led me to serve in many different places across the world as a missionary. Our family has served in Kenya, Broome and Indonesia through CMS and BCA and most recently in south-western Sydney. The message of Jesus' death for our sins is Good News and I love to share this with people. I rejoice to see the Lord building a multicultural community of people in Leichhardt who are seeking to know Jesus and serve Him. I love Jesus, I love His Word and I love His people. The coffee is great but the people are better. You are welcome to join us.

Chez Callender

Pastoral Minister

I have been growing in understanding and passion for Christ since I first met Him at aged 30 - it was a delight and a relief to recognise His saving grace! While this was happening I was teaching Secondary School English and Drama in a country high school. Eight years ago, I took a leap of faith and attended 3 years of Bible college. Now in my fifth year of ministry, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the All Souls' family. I am employed for 2.5 days a week which allows me to run Playtime Cafe (with the assistance of a wonderful team of volunteers) and an evening Life Group. I also love teaching people about Jesus and pastorally supporting All Souls' members. In God's grace, I look forward to many more people from the Leichhardt area coming to know the freedom of living in Jesus.

Lily Ryan

Office Administration

I have been a member of All Souls for the past 15 years and have been serving administratively in the office for the last 10. I love the people of All Souls and I love bargain food! I work 2 days a week and always welcome any inquiry about the church, including the hiring of halls. Despite being a Christian for awhile, I'm still learning and getting to know more about Jesus.




Our Mission Statement

All Souls Leichhardt exists to glorify God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ

The reason why we want to glorify or honour God is that we have discovered that He has been very kind to us in giving us life as our Creator and then sending Jesus to die on the Cross for the forgiveness of our sins.

We want to glorify God because He doesn’t treat us as we deserve but rather He continues to love us and doesn’t give up on us !

We exist as a church to help people come to faith in Jesus and experience His goodness in their lives and be transformed for the better by the power of His Good News of love.

We exist to honour Jesus by putting Him first in our lives and we help people do that by teaching the Bible and caring for and supporting people in their lives.

We exist to help people learn to follow Jesus so they understand that being a Christian is more than just attending church on Sunday but is about having a living and real and vital relationship with Jesus.

We exist as a church to serve and love people in our community. We desire to see God’s justice lived out in our local area. This is particularly expressed by supporting and being a voice for those who are vulnerable and cannot speak for themselves !

We truly believe that Jesus is the answer to the problems of this world. It is Jesus alone who can deal with the problem of our sin and our failures and bring forgiveness and it is Jesus alone who can deal with pain and hurt in our lives and restore His joy and peace to us.

We are conscious that we live in a broken and lonely and hurting world. Despite this there is great hope because God has a plan for us and as we learn to be a disciple or follower of Jesus we will find great purpose and meaning in this life.

We love God because not only does He call us to follow Him but He gives us the power to do that through the gift of the Holy Spirit who strengthens us to be disciples.

The key to glorifying God and following Him as a disciple is to see that the Bible is His Word and is His message of love to our world. We teach the Bible knowing that it teaches us that the key to becoming a Christian is through Christ alone because of His grace alone and received by faith alone and the source of this truth is through the Bible alone.

In our church we love Jesus. We are not a perfect church and God is at work changing us to become more like Jesus. I hope and pray that you will join us on the most exciting and important journey in life — knowing , loving and serving Jesus.

Rev David O’Mara

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