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).

For the Anglican Church in Vanuatu, we have also been able to help by sending much needed and appreciated clergy robes and sashes which have been kindly donated by various parishes and individuals – THANK YOU to all who have donated these – they have been received in Vanuatu with great appreciation.




  • 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
  • Office Canteen Completed

    The Melanesian Board of Mission (MBM) 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 more»
  • Farming - Completed

    The Community of the Sisters of the Church (CSC) in the Solomon Islands is the  newest and biggest province in the worldwide CSC.“The Community of the Sisters of the Church is an more»
  • Poultry Farming - -Completed

    The Society of Saint Francis (SSF) is a Franciscan religious order within the Anglican Communion. The members “make vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, live together in community, pray more»
  • Safe Haven for victims of domestic violence

    The Christian Care Center (CCC) is a joint venture of the Sisters of the Church and the Sisters of Melanesia to provide care for victims of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. They care for more»
    Christian Care Centre
  • Cocoa & Vegetable Farm - - Completed

    Cocoa is one of the main export commodities from the Solomon Islands. The demand for beans by local exporters in the Solomon Islands is now significantly high as the demand for beans internationally more»
  • Sowing & Sewing - On-going

    The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia (CSM), more commonly referred to as the Sisters of Melanesia, is a religious group of women formed in 1977 as a sister group to the Melanesian Brothers. more»
    Sisters of Melanesia
  • Previous Project Support

    These are projects that have been supported in previous years for the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Many of these projects are ongoing however and we may provide further support in the future.
    Finished Projects