Here's some info about who we are and what we're on about.


At Hope Anglican Church we want to see the hope of Jesus impact
every home in Sydney's new South West.


What is Hope Church
on about?

At Hope Church we love Jesus. Our dream is to be a community that is shaped by the hope that is found in him.

So no matter how young or old you are, we’re keen to meet you, start doing life together and share with you how life changing following Jesus really is.


Can I still come if
I’m not Anglican?

Of course, we’d love for you to come! Whether you call yourself Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Anglican or anything in between, you are welcome to come and visit Hope Church.

Who comes to Hope Church?

Lots of people from all ages and stages of life come to Hope Church. Most of our people come from the areas around Leppington and Willowdale, such as Prestons, Edmondson Park, Catherine Field, Bardia, Gledswood Hills, Gregory Hills, Austral, Bringelly and beyond! As the new South West continues to grow, we hope we will too. 

Who leads
Hope Church?

At Hope Church, we have a team of pastors who lead the church along with Hope Church members. You can read about them below.


Luther Symons

Lead Pastor, Mission Pastor

Luther is married to Lenore, and they have three kids. Luther and Lenore live in Willowdale, and are loving getting to know the new community around them. Luther wanted to plant a new church in Leppington so that the many moving into this area might hear about the hope found in Jesus that changes lives. 

You can contact Luther at 


Cameron Noakes

Assistant Pastor, Maturity and Ministry Pastor

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Cameron grew up not far from here in a small town called The Oaks, and has always had a love for South West Sydney. Before going to Bible College, Cameron studied and worked as an Environmental Consultant. 

Cameron is married to Rachel. 



You can contact Cameron at 


Rachel Noakes

Membership and Hope Kids Pastor

Rachel is married to Cameron. Rachel previously studied and worked in the design field before going to Bible College. 






You can contact Rachel at 


Amelia van Netten

Hope Kids and Youth Intern

After studying at Youthworks College, Amelia joined the team in 2018 as our kids and youth intern. Amelia runs our Kids' Church and our Leaders in Training (LiT) youth programme.

You can contact Amelia at


Shanalle Wood

MTS Apprentice

Shanalle is undertaking a ministry apprenticeship whilst studying at Youthworks College. Shanalle is one of our Hope Kids leaders, and loves hanging out with the kids! 

You can contact Shanalle at