Who we are & why we exist

Grove Church St Aidan’s has been meeting together in the suburb of Hurstville Grove since 1927. We are a community of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, life stages and histories. Together, our mission is knowing Christ and making him known.

We don’t exist because we are particularly good or moral or religious, but because of what God has done for us in sacrificing Jesus on the cross.

We exist for God:

We exist to honour, praise and glorify God. He made us, he sustains us, he saves us and he lives with us by his Spirit. We want the world to know he is God and that there is no other.

We exist for others:

We exist so that anyone who does not yet follow God or serve him can have the chance to hear about him. We want to make the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ known to others.

We exist for ourselves:

We exist to teach and encourage one another in our knowledge of God and the Bible. We want to love, serve and encourage one another in living godly lives.


Meet our team

Mat Yeo

Mat has been our Senior Minister since 2003. He is married to Sarah and they have five children. Mat is responsible for 8am and 10am church as well as overall church direction.

Brian Barker

Brian is our Assistant Minister. He is married to Michelle, and they have 4 kids.He is responsible for our 5pm congregation and oversees youth and young/adult ministry.Brian is excited to see God working in the lives of young people, and to see them continuing to serve God’s kingdom.

Anna Tyler

Anna joined us in late 2023 as our new Part-Time Assistant Minister. She is married to Paul and they have three children.

Emma Yeo

Emma joined our staff team in 2024 as our part time (2.5 days per week) Ministry Apprentice. Some of the ministries she is involved in include SRE in our local primary schools, Youth Group on Friday's, and meeting one-to-one with others to spend time in God’s word and in prayer. Emma is a qualified Social Worker and currently works part-time as a Learning Support Assistant at Danebank Anglican School for Girls.

Meredith Dunkerley

Meredith works part-time as our Admin and Communications Director. She is also a qualified florist and enjoys all things creative.

Kristen Butchatsky

Kristen works part time as our Growth Groups Coordinator. She is married to Pete and they have three daughters. Kristen was previously on staff as our Music Coordinator.

Ann McLean

Ann is our Safe Ministry Representative.


10 Year Vision 2018-2027

In March 2018, we launched our vision for the next 10 years at Grove Church St Aidan's. As our mission statement says, we are about knowing Christ and making him known. To that end, we have four main focus areas for the next decade:


That we have Jesus' heart for the lost, leading to greater witness and people being saved.


That we respond in love to the changing face of our community.


That we deepen spiritual maturity among our members.

Under 30s

That we enable our under 30s to develop a deep, joyful and persevering faith.