FOUNDER OF ANGLICAN CONNECTION
About John Mason
As a university student in the 1960s, John worked through key questions he had about the reality and significance of the Christian faith. Impressed with the historical evidence for Christianity and drawn personally by the unexpected love of God, introducing others to Jesus Christ became his life’s work. He wants people of all ages everywhere to enjoy a vital, personal relationship that springs from the hope that Jesus alone holds out to us all. John is keen to help people understand that Jesus is the one person who provides meaning and hope to our confused and anxious world.
John is the Chairman of the Anglican Connection, a Canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, and Commissary to the Archbishop of Sydney in the USA.
Educated at the Universities of Sydney (Australia), London and Durham (U.K.), he was ordained at St Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral, Sydney, Australia, and has spent most of his professional life as the senior minister of two large Anglican churches in Australia – one in Canberra, ACT (which he founded), the other in Mosman, Sydney, NSW.
In January 2001, at the invitation of Redeemer Church, New York City, he and his wife, Judy, moved to New York where he became the Founding Rector of Christ Church New York City. At the end of 2013, John retired as Rector. From January to June 2016, John was Minister Pro Tem at Emmanuel Anglican Church NYC, a church born out of the Christ Church NYC West Village congregation planted under John’s ministry in 2010.
John continues to preach and speak in churches and colleges. Following a commentary on Luke, he is currently writing a book on Colossians. He enjoys walking, reading and, as the opportunity arises, going to plays and concerts.