Reverend Roger Kay (Rector)
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)
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)
After 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.
Dr David Taylor (Organist)
David Anthony Taylor was born in Wimbledon, London, and started his musical career as a young chorister. From the age of seven he also studied piano with the esteemed Venezuelan recitalist Clara Rodriguez, later taking up the organ and percussion. In 1999 he gained a BA (hons) Music from Middlesex University where he studied composition with Francois Evans. During the early part of his career David was also a member of the London Philharmonic Choir, performing under the direction of such international figures as Mark Elder, Kurt Masur, Pierre Boulez and John Eliot Gardiner. He went on to take up the position of Organist and Choirmaster at St. John the Divine Church, Merton, and pursued a career in choral direction, studying for a time with Paul Spicer at the Royal College of Music. In 2003 he founded the New London Camerata chamber choir. Before moving to Australia in 2005, David also held the position of accompanist at the Morden Park Choral Society together with a number of teaching positions in and around London, namely at the John Kelly Music School. As a percussionist, David has worked freelance for many orchestras including the Thames Philharmonia and TOPS, in Sydney.
Between 2009 and 2011 David was Assistant Chorus Master at the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs where, in 2010, he travelled with them back to London to conduct them in Evensongs at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral as part of their tour engagements.
David was formerly Musical Director of Coro Innominata and works in Sydney as a freelance musician. He holds both a MMus in Musicology and a research MMus, both from UNSW. David studied for his doctorate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
David is married to Sarah and they have two young daughters, Giselle and Molly.
Davina John (Parish Administration Officer)
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. The rest of her time is taken up with her family.