Provincial Directory - Religious Communities

Central Melanesia  Community of the Sisters of Melanesia

Central Melanesia  Community of the Sisters of the Church (Solomon Islands)

Central Melanesia  The Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands)

Vanuatu  The Melanesian Brotherhood (Southern Region)

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CSM - Community of the Sisters of Melanesia 

Founded 1980

The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia was founded by Nester Tiboe and three others on 17 November 1980. The community aims to offer an oportunity of training for ministry and mission, so that sisters may serve Christ in the church and society

Contact Details

Name: Sister Grace Delight CSM  (Head Sister, assumed office 20 April 2005)
Address: KNT, Veranaaso, PO Box 19, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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CSC - Community of the Sisters of the Church (Solomon Islands) 

Arrived in the Solomon Islands in 1970. Established as a separate Province 2001

Founded by Emily Ayckbowm in 1870, the Community of the Sisters of the Church is an international body of women within the Anglican Communion, living under the gospel values of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, desiring to be faithful to the traditions of Religious Life while exploring new ways of expressing them and of living community life and ministry today. By our worship, ministry and life in community, we desire to be channels of the reconciling love and acceptance of Christ, to acknowledge the dignity of every person, and to enable others to encounter the living God whom we seek.

The Community's patrons are St Michael and the angels pointing us to a life both of worship and active ministry, of mingled adoration and action.

Our name, Sisters of the Church, reminds us that our particular dedication is to the mystery of the Church as the Body of Christ in the world.

The houses have varying timetables of corporate worship. The Eucharist and Divine Office (usually fourfold) are the heart of our Community life.

Contact Details

Name: Kathleen Kapei CSC  (Provincial, assumed office 26th September 2004)
Address: Patteson House, PO Box 510, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel: +677 22 413
Fax: +677 27 582
Email: Email
Website: www.tap.net/csc

Other Addresses:

Address: PO Box A7, Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
Tel: +677 40 423

 


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MBH - The Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) 

Founded 1925

The Melanesian Brotherhood was founded by Ini Kopuria, a native Solomon Islander from Guadalcanal, in 1925. Its main purpose was evangelistic, to take and live the Gospel in the most remote islands and villages throughout the Solomon Islands, among people who had not heard the message of Christ. The Brotherhood's method is to live as brothers to the people, respecting their traditions and customs: planting, harvesting, fishing, house building, eating and sharing with the people in all these things. Kopuria believed that Solomon Islanders should be converted in a Melanesian way.

Today, the work of the Brotherhood has broadened to include work and mission among both Christians and non-Christians. The Melanesian Brotherhood now has three regions: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu & Fiji. They have also opened two households and a community centre in Palawan, the Philippines.

The Brotherhood aims to live the Gospel in a direct and simple way following Christ's example of prayer, mission and service. The brothers take the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, but these are not life vows but for a period of five years, which can be renewed. They train for three years as novices and make their vows as brothers at the Feast of St Simon and St Jude.

Contact Details

Name: Brother Thomas Lolovag MBH  (Regional Headbrother, assumed office October 2003)
Address: The Mother House of the Melanesian Brotherhood, Tabalia, PO Box 1479, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Email: Email


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MBH - The Melanesian Brotherhood (Southern Region) 

Founded 1925

The Melanesian Brotherhood was founded by Ini Kopuria, a native Solomon Islander from Guadalcanal, in 1925. Its main purpose was evangelistic, to take and live the Gospel in the most remote islands and villages throughout the Solomon Islands, among people who had not heard the message of Christ. The Brotherhood's method is to live as brothers to the people, respecting their traditions and customs: planting, harvesting, fishing, house building, eating and sharing with the people in all these things. Kopuria believed that Solomon Islanders should be converted in a Melanesian way.

Today, the work of the Brotherhood has broadened to include work and mission among both Christians and non-Christians. The Melanesian Brotherhood now has three regions: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu & Fiji. They have also opened two households and a community centre in Palawan, the Philippines.

The Brotherhood aims to live the Gospel in a direct and simple way following Christ's example of prayer, mission and service. The brothers take the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, but these are not life vows but for a period of five years, which can be renewed. They train for three years as novices and make their vows as brothers at the Feast of St Simon and St Jude.

Contact Details

Name: Brother Edmond Telehanimae MBH  (Regional Headbrother, assumed office October 2003)
Address: Tumsisiro Regional Headquarters, PO Box 05, Lolowai, Ambae, Vanuatu