Standing Committee

The Standing Committee conducts the business of the Synod between its meetings. It is in equal measure composed of representatives, both clergy and lay, from the ACE Diocese and the AMiE Diocese, and is chaired by ANiE's Presiding Bishop, Rt Revd Andy Lines.

The Interim Standing Committee (below) is the acting responsible body of ANiE until the first ANiE Synod is held later this year. In future, the ANiE Synod will elect members to the Standing Committee.

The majority of the Interim Standing Committee have been working together to develop the ANiE Constitution and Canons since May 2020 and have an in depth knowledge and understanding about the original Gafcon Primates Councils intentions, Resolutions and shared aspirations as well as in the desire to adhere to the Jerusalem Declaration 2008 in proclaiming Christ faithfully to all the nations.

Interim Standing Committee

Rt Revd Andy Lines

Andy is married to Mandy and they have 3 adult children one of whom is married. Andy does not come from a Christian family but was converted in his teens. They live in Raynes Park, South West London. Andy served in a tank regiment in Germany during the Cold War. After marrying Mandy whom he met on an expedition in Peru in 1985 they left the army to train at Bible college before heading via Spain to Paraguay as mission partners of the South American Mission Society. They were there throughout the 90s. Andy was ordained out there and pastored a church.

From 2000 to 2018 Andy led the mission society, Crosslinks, which sought to serve churches from Great Britain and Ireland in helping them fulfil their task of partnering in world mission. Andy was consecrated as a bishop in 2017 and has the responsibility as Presiding Bishop of ANiE and Convocation Bishop of AMiE and ACE.  

Vicki Bonnett

Originally from Sheffield, Vicki moved to the South Coast when she joined the Royal Navy, serving in the Education Branch for 20 years.  She studied in Manchester, Leicester and Southampton and now lives with husband Clive on the Isle of Wight.  

Vicki is currently Development Director at HTP Apprenticeship College working with a large team of Training Consultants developing and delivering sector based vocational programmes for individuals and businesses across the South.  Following conversion at a Christianity Explored course Vicki continues to worship at St James, Ryde, Isle of Wight where she leads a bible study group for women and helps organise weekend conferences and events.    

Revd Canon Tim Davies

Tim married Tanya on April Fools Day 1987. They have four grown up children (Bethan, Anna, Rebekah and Caleb), two sons-in-law (Grant and Elliot) and two grandchildren. Tim was born and brought up in East Africa. He came to faith in the Lord Jesus as part of a Christian family serving the Lord in an African context.

Following work in business and industry (mainly in the motor industry), Tim has served churches in a variety of settings in rural Oxfordshire and in Sheffield. He was the founding minister at Christ Church Central, Sheffield in 2003. He has been involved with ANiE and AMiE for some time - praying for a number of years for something like AMiE and ANiE to come into existence. He has served the AMiE network since it begun (on the Exec and Board) and have now had the privilege of being close to the action as ANiE has been planned and comes into existence. 


Most importantly he is amazed, grateful and moved by words of the Lord Jesus, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10v45) 

Revd Philip de Grey-Warter

Philip is the rector of the Anchor Anglican Church Fowey, planted in October 2019, and was previously vicar of Fowey from 2002. Married to Naomi, who has Cornish roots, they have 4 children.

They love living on the peninsula and make the most of the access to the water and the countryside, often in the company of their working springer spaniel. Philip enjoys Golden Age whodunnits, the West Wing and red wine.

Jan Draper

Jan was born in Oldham into a Christian family. She was brought up going to the local Anglican church, was in the choir and Sunday school but remembers a definite occasion when she gave her life to the Lord when she was about 13. She went to university in Leeds to do a degree in Nursing and following a period of clinical work, the vast majority of her career has been as an academic working in the Higher Education sector. 

For the last 12 years she worked for the Open University in Milton Keynes, doing the weekly commute and home at weekends. Jan retired in April 2020, as she thought God was leading her in a new direction but she wasn’t quite sure what! It turned out to be working part-time as Operations Manager in the church she goes to – Christ Church Newland in Hull, one of 3 churches in a new local network of which 2 have recently become AMiE member churches. God has blessed her with three adult children – Elizabeth (33), Isaac (31) and Tamar (27). In my spare time she enjoys ultrarunning! 

Annie Gemmill

Annie is married to Andy and they have 2 grown up children. Andy was a church minister for 20 years and Annie was privileged to work alongside him for much of that time. He now works for the Cornhill Training Course in Scotland and she works as a GP.  

As a child Annie was drawn to church in a family who were churchy but cultural rather than practicing Christians. She knew God was important and became a Christian aged 12 when a girl in her class at school explained the gospel to her. It was clear to her instantly that this was the missing piece in her understanding and she asked for the forgiveness she knew she needed there and then in the school cloakroom.

Annie & Andy have worked in London, St Albans and Nottingham and are now in Glasgow where they are members of St Silas Church. It has been an unexpected homecoming to the Anglican forms of worship learned and treasured from childhood and thrillingly to being a part of a global Anglican family.

Revd Dave McCarthy

Dave is married to Ali Cathcart, who teaches Scottish and Irish history at the University of Stirling. He is father to three grown up children who work in public health, animation and not very much!

He became a follower of Jesus in a Presbyterian church in Ayrshire in 1980, flirted with the Baptists and ended up as an Episcopalian. He studied theology at Edinburgh University and was made deacon in 1988. He then served as a curate in Edinburgh, a priest-in-charge in South Queensferry (where you’ll find the Forth Rail Bridge), followed by nineteen years as rector of St Silas’ Church, Glasgow. Since 2014 Dave has been rector of St Thomas’, Edinburgh. Since 2005, he has also coordinated the ministry of the Scottish Anglican Network.

Dave has served in different capacities supporting the ministries of UCCF, SU, Glasgow City Mission and Tearfund. He has also travelled a fair bit over the years to visit churches in Africa and North America and has enjoyed serving them but more importantly learning from them how to better trust the Lord and make Him known.

Dave is into gadgets, movies, rock music and in 2020 he has mostly been learning about videography!

Revd Lee McMunn

Lee was born and grew up in Scotland. He went to London in 1996 to study Mathematics and Economics. The Lord brought him to faith in Jesus as a student. After working for a couple of churches as a trainee he was selected for ordination training. He was ordained in 2005 and served at St John Newland in Hull.

In 2017, Lee worked with others to plant Trinity Church Scarborough, a church which is a member of the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE). By God’s grace Trinity Church Scarborough is still going and still growing. Lee is married to Vicky and they have three children: Josiah, Charis and Zoe.

Polly Skinner

Some 25 years ago, by God’s grace, Polly came to accept Jesus as her Saviour and Lord.

A few years later in 2001, she accepted a post at Cornwall College as Assistant Principal, leading the quality and curriculum improvement unit.  This role fitted well with her previous roles of post-16 research, qualification development, assessment and verification. 

From 2001 until 2020 Polly worked with the Quality Assurance Agency as reviewer and scrutineer of higher education delivered within further education colleges.  By 2003, Polly and her husband moved to Cornwall from Somerset, their three children had all ‘flown the nest’, and by chance Dick Lucas steered them to seek out a bible teaching vicar in Fowey.  They did this and the rest is history! 

In total support of the move from the local Parish Church in 2019, she was and is delighted to serve in the formation and establishing of the Anchor Anglican Church Fowey.  She also counts it a privilege to be supporting the work of ANiE, ACE and AMiE as we faithfully seek to fulfil The Great Commission as directed in Matthew 28.