Provincial Directory - Mission Organisations

Melanesian Board of Mission

Melanesian Brotherhood

Mission to Seafarers Society

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Melanesian Board of Mission

Mission Secretary: The Revd Canon Sam Sahu

Address:  PO Box 19 , Honiara , Solomon Islands

Tel: +677 21671

Fax: +677 21098

Description of Organisation:

The Melanesian Board of Mission is an organisation of the Church of Melanesia. It was established to supervise the Home Mission and the mission abroad. It is responsible for missionaries sent from the Church and missionaries who come to work in the Church of Melanesia. It maintains relationship with its associate mission bodies as well as our partners in mission and other parts of the Anglican Communion.

Programmes & Events:

The MBM Office is responsible of the Renewal and Evangelism, Youth ministry, Communications and Newsletter, Women's Desk, the Melanesian brotherhood, Franciscan Friars, the Community of the Sisters of the Church and the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia. It deals with the holistic approach to human development.

Area of work:  East Asia, Pacific, Europe

Number of staff:  5

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Melanesian Brotherhood

Contact: The Secretary

Address:  Church of Melanesia , PO Box 19 , Honiara , Solomon Islands

Tel: +677 26 601

Fax: +677 21 098

Description of Organisation:

Melanesian Brotherhood is a Religious Community in the Anglican Communion. In line with other Religious Communities, living under the vows of celibacy, obedience and poverty. This Community was founded on 28th October 1925 by Ini Kopuria a young man from Solomon Islands. This Community has been in the Pacific and now it has taken a new era into Asia and Europe.

In the Pacific the Brotherhood is organised in three regions: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea and it is a community recognised for its effective mission and evangelism.

Programmes & Events:

The Programmes and activities of the Melanesian Brotherhood involves training of young people (men) into religious life and also evangelism. The Community also trains or sponsors Brothers into theological education. Evangelism reaching the non-Christians of the Pacific and to the Christians. The Melanesian Brothers play a major role in evangelism, the community is religious and evangelistic.

Area of work:  East Asia Australia and Pacific, Europe.

Number of staff:  96 Brothers in Active mission work.

Other offices:  

Melanesian Brotherhood, Regional Headquarters, Haruro, P O Box 29, Popondetia, PNG, +675 329 7194, +675 329 7476, acpngpop@global.net.pg

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Mission to Seafarers Society

Director: The Revd Wilson Mapuru

Address:  Church of Melanesia , PO Box 19 , Honiara , Solomon Islands

Tel: +677 20461

Fax: +677 21098

Description of Organisation:

The Mission to Seafarers is a Missionary Society of the Church of Melanesia. The aim is to care for the spiritual and practical welfare of seafarers of all races and creeds, and their families.

Through a network of chaplain, honorary chaplain, lay staff and helpers, the Mission to Seafarers shows God's love to seafarers in Port of Honiara and networking with other ports of the world.

Programmes & Events:

  • To promote the social comfort, moral and spiritual welfare of seafarers.
  • To visit the ports of the Solomon Islands.
  • To provide a welcoming friendship to seafarers in the ports of the Solomon Islands.
  • To assist seafarers to overcome their difficulties and problems.
  • To work closely with other denominations to enhance unity among the Christians in order to have a common concern for the well-being of the seafarers.

Area of work:  

Solomon Islands and networking with others throughout the world.

Number of staff:  3