Anglican Church Property Trust - Diocese of Sydney


        The Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney (ACPT) is the corporate trustee of the Diocese. In this capacity it performs property-related, insurance and financial functions on behalf of the Diocese.

        ACPT is the trustee of most parish property within the Diocese and manages various capital funds on behalf of parishes.

        ACPT also:

        • Administers the Church Insurances Program and provides assistance to parishes in relation to various insurance matters.
        • Invests short term liquidity on behalf of parishes in the Diocesan Cash Investment Fund (DCIF).
        • Maintains the Long Term Pooling Fund as a longer term investment vehicle for parishes and certain diocesan organisations.

        Detailed information to assist with management and development of property within the Diocese can be found in the Parish Property section of the SDS website.

        The following SDS staff can assist with parish property and insurance related inquiries:


        Greg Ellem – Head of Parish Property Services
        02 9265 1546


        Scott Lincoln – Manager, Parish Property Services
        (South Western, Western Sydney and Wollongong regions)

        02 9265 1633


        Cindy Wong – Manager, Insurance Services
        02 9265 1679

        Vacant – Manager, Parish Property Services
        (Northern and South Sydney regions)
        02 9265 1561

        Sally Satya – Assistant, Insurance and Property Administration
        02 9265 1557


        Elle Byrne - Assistant, Parish Property Services
        (Western and South Western Regions)
        Available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 
        02 9265 1517

        Prasanna Shanmugam - Manager, Compliance and Support, Parish Property Services
        02 9265 1562


        Kenneth Ho - Assistant, Parish Property Services
        (Northern and South Sydney)
        02 9265 1516 


        Constitution and Current Membership

        ACPT is a body corporate incorporated under the Church of England Trust Property Incorporation Act 1881 as amended by the Anglican Church of Australia Trust Property Act 1917. The constituting ordinance is the Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney Ordinance 1965.

        There are 11 members of the Trust: the Archbishop and 10 persons (at least 5 lay persons and at least 3 clergy) appointed by the Synod.

        Current members of ACPT are:

        Archbishop Kanishka Raffel (President)

        Mr Richard Neal (Chair)



        The Rev Canon Christopher Allan
        Mr Wayne Bramley

        Mr David Nelson
        The Rev David Ould 

         Mr Ian Pike

           Mr Peter Rusbourne
        The Rev Andrew Schmidt
        Ms Margaret Stuart
        Mrs Melinda West (Deputy Chair)


        Meeting Dates

        The 2023 meeting dates of the ACPT are:

          10 February

        17 March

        28 April

        12 May

        16 June

        21 July

        22 July Board Planning Day

          11 August

        22 September

         13 October

        10 November

        8 December



        Links to useful ACPT documents and policies

        Property Overview Handbook

        Leasing & Licensing Guide

        Parish Building Kit

        Long Term Pooling Fund – Investment Policy Statement

        Long Term Pooling Fund – Ethical Investment Policy


        Policies of the ACPT Board



        Annual Reports to Synod



        For information relating to property insurance, including insurances effected by the Property Trust, visit the Insurance section of the SDS website.



        All correspondence for ACPT should be sent to either: 

        Mr Greg Ellem

        Head of Parish Property Services
        PO Box Q190 
        QVB Post Office NSW 1230 

        Tel: 02 9265 1546




        Mr Richard Neal


        Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney

        PO Box Q190

        QVB Post Office NSW 1230