The Church in Melanesia - 2018 Projects

Since 1842 and the ministry of Bishop Selwyn, the Islands of Melanesia and Polynesia have had a close relationship with New Zealand. Initially part of the Church of the Province of New Zealand, the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) became a separate province in 1975. It includes Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

For 2018 a grant of NZ$3,000 will be made towards supporting several of ACoM’s religious communities. Projects supported are based on small-scale income generating projects designed to promote self-reliance and improve financial sustainability of their communities. The communities are the Melanesian Brotherhood, Society of St Francis, the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia and the Community of the Sisters of the Church. The projects include poultry (4 projects) and Mini-Canteen projects (3 projects).




  • Rainbow Wing Safe House of the Centre was completed in 2017

    Photo: dedication of the new Rainbow Wing on 13 October 2017 more»
    Christian Care Centre
  • completed 2016 Project

    Home Life Skills is one part of the Melanesian Sisters program and they become wonderful sewers. They sew Cassocks, Albs and Chasubels and sell them to the Clergy. They also sew dresses that they more»
  • completed 2016 Project

    The Melanesian Sisters community of about two hundred sisters requires a large garden of vegetables. They plant cassava, eggplant, taro, cabbages, corn, tomatoes and a variety of other foods. They more»
  • completed 2016 Project

    The Anglican Church of Melanesia Provincial Staff along with the Board of Mission Staff have purchased office uniforms and would like to be able to purchase enough for two pairs each in order to more»
  • completed 2016 Project

    The Society of St Francis has a poultry farm in Hautabu, an hour and a half out of Honiara (near Veranasso) which is headed by Brother Luke. Presently he has three hundred layers but has a capacity more»
  • completed 2016 Project

    Many Melanesian clergy are based in rural areas without access to the internet, to libraries and to other materials and resources which may be used to prepare sermons and teach congregations. The more»
  • completed 2016 Project

    The Solomon Islands is a diverse country made up of many islands. This presents a huge challenge when it comes to bringing clergy together for up-skilling. There is a need for courses in management, more»
  • Support is no longer required

    Projects that have been completed in the Anglican Church of Melanesia. These projects no longer require support but you can find out more about them.
    2013 Sewing Machines for the Sisters of Melanesia
    2013 Melanesian Brothers' Farm
    Finished Projects