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Anglican Church of Melanesia supports islands hit by Tropical Cyclone

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) is working closely with the National Disaster Management Committee in Vanuatu, and being supported by Anglican agencies in the Pacific, after tropical cyclone Donna battered the Torres Islands at the beginning of May.

13 June 2017

Emergency Appeal for victims of tropical cyclone Donna

The Anglican Missions Office has launched an emergency appeal in support of the victims of what was reportedly the worst tropical storm to hit the South Pacific in the month of May. Tropical cyclone Donna unleashed winds of up to 300kmh on Northern Vanuatu over the weekend.

09 May 2017

Anglican Primates of Oceania speak out on climate change

The Anglican Primates of Oceania, who have been meeting in Australia,  have warned of the threat to their region from climate change.

07 March 2017

Sun provides night-time light to Solomons' clinic

An Anglican-run clinic on the island of Big Ngella in the Central Solomons has turned to the sun to solve a problem of the lights going out at night.

23 September 2016

Churches express solidarity with West Papua independence campaigners

The increasing tensions in Indonesian West Papua has attracted the attention of both the World Council of Churches’ Central Committee and the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea.

30 June 2016

Enthronement of new Archbishop of Melanesia

More than 4,000 people packed into St Barnabas’ Provincial Cathedral in Honiara, on Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands last month, for the enthronement of the Most Revd George Takeli as the sixth Archbishop of Melanesia.

04 May 2016

George Takeli is new Archbishop of Melanesia

The Anglican Church of Melanesia has this morning announced that its new Archbishop and Primate will be the Rt Revd George Takeli, the current Bishop of Temotu. Bishop Takeli will be enthroned on the 17 April at the Saint Barnabas Provincial Cathedral and will also become Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia.

12 February 2016

Solomon Island schools benefit from England-Melanesia teacher exchange

A group of four teachers from the Solomon Islands have made a four-week training visit to the UK as part of a twinning project between schools in the Church of England’s Diocese of Exeter and schools run by the Anglican Church of Melanesia.

05 November 2015

Australian Board of Mission celebrates 165 anniversary

A response from the Church of England to a request from the Bishop of New Zealand for a boat to be used in missionary work in 1850 led to mission outreach work whose fruit is seen today in a number of Anglican provinces.

29 October 2015

Melanesian brother murdered in Papua New Guinea

Member of religious community killed “mistakenly” on his way back to household, says order leader

17 September 2015

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.