Staff

Reverend Roger Kay (Rector)

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Roger grew up in Tasmania and worked both in Hobart and Sydney for Scripture Union in their literature ministries. After studying at Moore College he became the assistant minister at Watson’s Bay and then Sylvania. This was followed by a position as Rector of St Michael’s Flinders St in Surry Hills and then at St Andrew’s Lane Cove. During this time Roger and his wife, Lynn were called to work in an international church somewhere in the world, which led to acceptance as missionaries with CMS Australia and ten years working as Rector of St Matthew’s Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

Lynn worked as the Country Director of Hope for Justice in Ethiopia and is establishing the work of Hope for Justice in Australia to address modern slavery in supply chains and raise awareness in the community. Roger and Lynn have three adult daughters.

 

 

 

 

Reverend Dr Mark Harding (Honorary Associate Minister)

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Mark Harding has had an association with St Anne's since the mid 1990s. He and his wife, Sue, have been regular attenders since 2012. Mark was Dean of the Australian College of Theology from 1996 until his retirement in 2016. He is currently the Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) and the Council of Deans of Theology.

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend George Atkinson (Honorary Associate Minister)

georgeAfter training at Moore Theological College, George was employed in the lay positions of Parish Youth Director St Luke’s Mosman; Field Officer with IVCF – Pioneer Camp, Ontario Canada; Twice Director of CEBS – The Anglican Boys Society, Diocese of Sydney, and in the years between directorships employed as a Youth Worker with Delinquent Boys for the State Government.

George is married to Robyn and has a BA from CSU in Social Sciences and a Certificate in Residential Child Care.

Ordained in Bathurst Diocese in 1984, George served a 2 year Curacy at All Saint’s Cathedral, and then was appointed Chaplain at All Saints College, Bathurst. Returning to Sydney in 1994, he and Robyn were employed as Children’s Ministry Consultants with the Anglican Education Commission

Following a year as Chaplain at Bankstown Grammar School, George was appointed acting Rector and then Rector of St Luke’s, Concord/Burwood from 1998 till retirement in 2008. He was Rector Emeritus from 2010 until Easter 2014 when they joined St Anne’s. As a member of the congregation George helps out when needed.

 

 

 

Arun John (Honorary Organist)

Arun George John comes from a family of Organists in Tamil Nadu, India. He started his musical career as a boy soprano. At the age of 11, Arun first played for a Sunday morning service in a traditional Anglican Church. He became the regular Organist a year later at All Saints Church, Madurai. After he moved to Coimbatore to pursue Engineering, Arun was one of the Organists at All Souls Church, Race Course Road for 4 years. In 2004, he was appointed as the Assistant Organist at St. Andrew's Church (The Kirk) in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, where he had been playing on a 3-manual tracker action Pipe Organ since 2002. He was also directly involved in the miraculous full restoration of the Kirk Pipe Organ from 2005 to 2008, working closely with the Organ Builder from the United Kingdom. In 2006, Arun completed his First Concert Certificate exam for Organ from the Trinity College of Music, London.

Between 2008 and 2019, Arun travelled around the world and has played on Pipe Organs of varying sizes in South America, Europe, North America and Australia. Arun has since moved to Sydney and continues to worship regularly at St. Anne's.

 

Davina John (Parish Administration Officer)

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Davina hails from Tamil Nadu, India. Davina, her husband and children are members of the 10am congregation. She has a Masters Degree in Computer Applications and has worked in India for a few years.

Davina is the friendly voice on the telephone at St. Anne's and is here every morning on weekdays except Thursdays. The rest of her time is taken up with her family.