Bishop Andrew led this mission visit to ACPNG to continue the mission partner relationship on behalf of this Province with the Anglican Church in PNG. He was accompanied by Colleen Kaye, Diocesan Registrar and Secretary to the Waiapu Board of Diocesan Trustee, and the Rev’ds Deborah Broome and David van Oeveren. Caroline Seligman also joined Bishop Andrew’s group for part of their visit as a representative of the H & W Williams Trust who have been constant supporters of mission in ACPNG over recent years and have supported this mission visit. The group visited Port Moresby, Popondetta and Lae, culminating in a mission partners meeting with representatives from the Mission Boards from NZ and Australia, and the Diocese of Norwich, UK.
In recent visits Bishop Andrew has spent time looking into the practical means by which Waiapu can support the mission of ACPNG and three key areas have emerged: Administration & Finance, Theological Education, and Rural ministry support. The aim of this visit was to encourage a wider view of ACPNG within Waiapu, and to listen to the needs of the church to see how they can be translated into practical mission support over the next five years.
Photo: from left to right – Rev David van Oeveren, Rev Deborah Broome, Colleen Kaye , Mrs Caroline Seligman (H & W Williams Trustee, also Hugh McBain’s daughter), Mrs Thelma Guni (Assistant to the Archbishop ACPNG), Canon Robert Kereopa, and Bishop Andrew.
Photo below: A gathering of Partners from Aotearoa, Australia and UK with the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea.