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  • NZ Church Missionary Society and Melanesian Mission, 1895-1919

    27 May 2009

    Is the Anglican church protestant or catholic? Or both? Is it open to change or controlled by tradition? An episode from last century illustrates these familiar tensions.The Melanesian Mission was founded by our pioneer bishop George Augustus Selwyn. Its first bishop was John Coleridge Patteson, killed in Melanesia in 1871. By 1895 most of its more»
    Selwyn Symposium by Father Michael Blain