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.

Our Staff

Richard Bray


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 married to Philippa.

Staff Vacancies

Male Worker/Assistant Minister

We seek a male worker to start in September 2023 to join the core staff team of Rector, women & schools worker, and part time operations manager (currently being recruited).

  • Ideally we will appoint someone who has had significant training and experience already, possibly post-theological college. We would be willing to recommend the right candidate for ordination (if they aren’t already ordained).
  • However due to the short timeframe for appointment we are open to considering candidates who have shown ministry potential but have received less training or experience so far. This role may be combined with training, for example on the nearby Cornhill Training Course.

Due to the size (approx. 100 adults) and mixed nature of the church, this is an exciting opportunity to test gifts and gain wide experience in church leadership under an experienced pastor, potentially with a view to leading a church yourself in due course.

Click here for a full job description and person specification. Deadline Friday 23 June for interviews in early July.

Operations Manager

Part time

We seek a part-time Operations Manager to take responsibility for the day to day operational running of the church:

  • The core funding is for 17hrs per week for 18months, but there is potential for this to be combined with other similar roles to extend up to 4 days a week, and to be extended beyond 18months.
  • You will be a self-directed and capable individual who has relevant experience in project management and organisational and team leadership.
  • There is an occupational requirement that the successful candidate will be a Christian.

Click here for a full job description and person specification. Deadline 26 May for interviews in early June.

Our Churchwardens

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. He is married to Louisa and they have four children.

Hiten Rajguru

Hiten joined St Anne’s with his wife Anita in 2022 after serving at Grace Church Greenwich for a number of years. He and Anita have a real heart for sharing the good news of Jesus with others and seeing people transformed by Jesus in his word. Hiten works as an IT professional during the week.

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.

Philippa Emmanuel

Children’s Champion

Philippa 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
Hiten Rajguru – Church Warden
Stephen Pang – Treasurer (co-opted)
Sarah-Jane Austin – Secretary (Deanery Synod rep)
Jeremy Batch
Derrick Cutler
Philippa Emmanuel
Amy Endersby
Paul King
David Maerz
Charles Ng
Arnie Nordin
Jean Whitnall
Arthur Wolstenholme (Deanery Synod rep)