Church of the Province of Melanesia


May 21, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia should “arise and shine for Jesus Christ,” the Province said this week as it launched a decade-long focus on evangelism and renewal. The campaign was launched on Pentecost Sunday with a special service at St Barnabas...

June 12, 2017

[Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Church of Melanesia is working closely with the National Disaster Management Committee in Vanuatu, with support from Anglican agencies in the Pacific, after a tropical cyclone battered the Torres Islands at the beginning of May.

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March 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican primates of Oceania, who have been meeting in Australia, have warned of the threat to their region from climate change. In a joint statement, the five primates said: “We agreed that as whole nations of ocean people lose their island homes, climate...

February 11, 2016

Bishop of Temotu George Takeli will become bishop of Central Melanesia and archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia on April 17. Photo: Anglican Church of Melanesia

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rt. Rev. George Takeli, bishop of Temotu, has been named as the Anglican...

September 22, 2015

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Melanesia has announced that a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) in Popondetta, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, has been murdered.

Br. Tolbon Diwaero was killed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday...

September 8, 2015

Bishops and priests at the end of a farewell service to Archbishop David Vunagi. Photo: Anglican Church of Melanesia

[Anglican Church of Melanesia] A farewell liturgical service on Sept. 6 marked the official retirement of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia,...

November 29, 2010

Social justice, human rights and advocacy were the topics of a Nov. 12-28 training gathering at Tabalia, West Guadalcanal, in the Anglican Church of Melanesia.

More than 150 members of the province's four religious communities participated in the training, according to a press release...

March 6, 2009

The Anglican Church of Melanesia has elected the Rt. Rev. David Vunagi to serve as its next archbishop and primate.

Vunagi, who has served as bishop of the Diocese of Temotu in Solomon Islands for the last eight years, was elected March 4 by the provincial electoral board at Tetete Ni...

December 10, 2008

The Most Rev. Sir Ellison Pogo of the Church of Melanesia retired December 9 after serving as primate of the southwestern Pacific province for 14 years, making him the longest-serving archbishop of the Anglican Communion.


Consecrated as bishop of the Diocese of Isabel in the...

August 21, 2008

Bishop Terry Michael Brown of the Diocese of Malaita officially retired August 18 as spiritual leader of one of the largest dioceses in the Church of Melanesia in the Solomon Islands.


Originally from Canada, Brown was consecrated and installed as the fourth bishop of Malaita in...