Our Church family

Our church family at St Anne’s is genuinely mixed, something we consider an enormous blessing and are really grateful to God for. We’re from a mixture of backgrounds, ethnicities and social groups, and differ in age and life stage.

We love that we’re different and yet united in our love for the Lord Jesus! In fact we believe the church best displays God’s glory when all kinds are brought together in Christ. We hope that anyone from any background would feel welcome and at home at St Anne’s.

Meet some of our church family and hear their stories by clicking on the link below.

Meet some of our church family and hear their stories

Our Staff

Richard Bray

Rector

Richard was born in Penzance, Cornwall and became a Christian as a student. After working in marketing for a publishing company, he has been in church work since 2002 and became Rector of St Anne’s in 2014. He is vice chair of governors at Stepney Greencoat (our church school), chair of London Gospel Partnership, and a trustee of GrowTH (Tower Hamlets churches homeless night shelter). He is married to Jenny and has four children.

Kate McNab

Parish Worker & Ministry Coordinator

Kate grew up in Matlock, Derbyshire and became a Christian as a student in London. After a time working in financial administration she studied on the Cornhill ministry training course from 2015-2017 and began working for St Anne’s in 2016. Kate’s role involves Bible teaching ministry with women and children and in the local schools; along with responsibility for music, publicity and coordinating the various ministries at St Anne’s. In her free time she enjoys playing nerdy board games, music and being creative.

Robin Emmanuel

Parish Worker (part time)

Robin grew up in Hampshire in a Christian family, but it was while studying at the University of East Anglia that he saw more clearly that Jesus is the trustworthy Saviour we all need. He came to London and St Anne’s in 2018 working with the University and Colleges Christian Fellowship and was then Ministry Trainee at St Anne’s for two years. Robin wants to help people (especially those who may feel on the edges of Church life) get to know Jesus better through the Bible, and help St Anne’s to be a loving community as a result. Robin is enjoying being newly married to his wife, Philippa.

Our Churchwarden

Gabriel Ezemah

Gabriel was born into a Christian home in Nigeria and came to London as a student. He joined St Anne’s in 2019 after a few years in a Pentecostal/Evangelical church. Gabriel works as a Managing Director of two daycare nurseries and is currently studying on the Cornhill Training Course. He is married to Louisa and they have four children.

Our Safeguarding Leaders

Jay Buscombe

Safeguarding Officer

Jay is our Safeguarding Officer and is the first person to contact if you have any questions or concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk.

Marelyn Guevara

Children’s Champion

Marelyn is our Children’s Champion and is here to be an advocate for all children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of. If you need to contact her you can do so here.

Our Church Council

Richard Bray – Chair
Gabriel Ezemah – Church Warden
Arthur Wolstenholme – Treasurer
Sarah-Jane Austin – Secretary
Jeremy Batch
Derrick Cutler
Philippa Emmanuel
Amy Endersby
Paul King
Arnie Nordin
Charles Ng
Jean Whitnall