Priests in our parish

Fr Phil Linder
Fr Philip Linder joined the team as our Parish Priest at Sydney Harbour North Parishes in March 2008. 
Educated at Marist Mosman he then studied for the priesthood at St Columba's College, Springwood and St Patrick's College, Manly. 
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1969. 


He worked for 24 years in the parish of Liverpool. Other parishes he has served include Broadway, Castle Hill, Hurstville, Blakehurst and South Hurstville.He is currently the Chairman of CWF and Dean of the Northern Deanery. 

He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese and a member of the Priests’ Retirement Foundation Committee. As a youth he enjoyed playing rugby league and tennis and loved athletics, He still holds the U16 100m record at Marist North Shore. 
He played Junior League for Mosman District Club and then for Mosman Collegians. 
He is very disappointed that his favourite team, the North Sydney Bears are no longer in the National Rugby League competition.





Fr John Macdonald

Fr John Macdonald.jpg - 7.48 KB Fr John was ordained on the 22nd September 2011. Fr John was appointed Assistant Priest in the Parishes of Sydney Harbour North in 2018. Prior to his appointment in the SHN Parishes Fr John was in the Diocese of Armidale and was also on the Marriage Tribunal there. Some parishioners knew Fr John already as a teacher at Riverview for many years. 



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