Melanesian Mission

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The Melanesian Mission is an Anglican missionary agency supporting the work of local Anglican churches in Melanesia.[1] It was established to purchase the ship Southern Cross.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

It dates from 1849,[5] [6]and missionaries included:

Current activities[edit]

Today it continues to provide financial and staffing support for the Anglican Church of Melanesia, an independent province of the Anglican Communion.[15] Its headquarters are in Feniton, Devon.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Historical resources on Anglicanism in Oceania
  3. ^ "The History of the Melanesian Mission" Armstrong,E.S. London Isbister & Co, 1900
  4. ^ God's Gentlemen: A History of the Melanesian Mission 1849-1942 Hilliard D: Australia], University of Queensland Press, 1978 ISBN 0702210668
  5. ^ Project Canterbury
  6. ^ Correspondence and photographs of the Melanesian Mission dating from 1872 are held by SOAS Archives.
  7. ^ Wikimedia commons
  8. ^ Blain's Biographical Directory
  9. ^ "Blain Biographical Directory of Anglican clergy in the South Pacific" (PDF). 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  10. ^ God's Gentlemen: A History of the Melanesian Mission 1849-1942 Hilliard, D: Australia, University of Queensland Press, 1978
  11. ^ London Gazette
  12. ^ RUDGARD, Ven. Richard Cuthbert’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 7 Oct 2017
  13. ^ Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 30, 1958; pg. 12; Issue 54138 1971
  14. ^ Church news The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 04, 1971; pg. 16; Issue 58113
  15. ^ Melanesian Messenger Online
  16. ^ bizd