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.
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) and chair of London Gospel Partnership. He is married to Jenny and has four children.
Merv was born in Maidstone, Kent and became a Christian at the end of his second year at University. After spending 9 years in teaching and leadership responsibilities in London schools, he did the Associate Scheme at St.Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate in 2018 and has been in church work ever since. Merv enjoys modern art, escape rooms and is a huge Man Utd fan (even through 10 years of hurt…). He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife Lynn and their two young children.
Ministry Lead for Women & Schools
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 in the local schools; along with responsibility for music and publicity. In her free time she enjoys playing nerdy board games, music and being creative.
Laura was born in Rosario, Argentina and became a Christian at University where she graduated in Performing Arts and has since enjoyed serving God in worship. In 2010 Laura set up an independent production company in Argentina which also works as a press agency. After coming to London as a tourist in 2019, Laura was offered an internship with The Methodist Church and felt God’s calling to serve him in London. Laura joined St Anne’s as Operations Manager in 2023, a new role for the church to help facilitate growth and development. Laura is very creative and passionate about the arts.
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 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 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. Get in touch with her here.
Arne 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 him please get in touch with us.