Meet the Team

Melanie Otto , priest in charge

Melanie was ordained in Salisbury Cathedral after completing her theological training at Sarum College and Trinity College, Bristol.

Melanie writes “I am looking forward to joining St Agnes and St Anne’s and discovering what God has in store for us as we become part of the church family in that area of Bristol. I am excited by the vision to make the churches more visible in the community and to get to know the local people and community groups.

Melanie will be licensed on the 25th March and expects to move to Bristol at the end of April.  She and her family will be living in the vicarage in  St Werburghs.

Melissa Munn, Safeguarding Officer/Ministry Team

I was born in Ethiopia, and lived in Scotland until I was 18 and in Bristol since then. Currently I am the cafe manager here at St Anne’s and am passionate about serving the local community and sharing God’s love.

Melissa is also our safeguarding officer and can be contacted in confidence with regard to any safeguarding issues.


Carla Macgregor, Church Warden/Ministry Team (community liaison)

I have been worshipping at St Anne’s since 2009 and am committed to enabling our church community to grow spiritually and numerically. I have lived in Eastville and Easton since 1990 and love the diversity and community feeling in the area.

As well as being part of the ministry team, Carla also manages the Hall bookings



Rachel Hadley, Sacristan/Ministry Team; John Hadley, Associate Priest/Ministry Team/PCC secretary


(Rachel) I was born in London, and am half Sri Lankan.  At St Anne’s I help with creating and leading liturgy, choosing music, and singing in the music group.  I also enjoy talking with people and hearing their stories.  I really like the mixture of people at St Anne’s, and the desire to welcome and include everyone.

(John) I’ve been a priest for 47 years; before coming to St Anne’s I was Rector of Horfield for 15 years.  I love travelling and discovering different cultures.  I’ve been involved in the Peace Movement, and in getting different faiths to find common ground.  I see ministry as a form of art, with the Eucharist at its heart.  St Anne’s is wonderful!

Manoj Chacko (Treasurer)