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The Church of the Province of Melanesia, usually called the Church of Melanesia or COM, is the Anglican Province in the Melanesian countries of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. It was established by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn in 1849, and was initially headed by a bishop of Melanesia. Map showing Melanesia. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Rt. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Bishop of Melanesia is the head of the Anglican Church of the Province of Melanesia. ...

One of the important features of the province's life over many years has been the work of a mission vessel in various incarnations known as the Southern Cross. Southern Cross No. ...

First based in New Zealand, the missionaries, mainly from Oxbridge and the public schools, established their base on Norfolk Island, bringing Melanesian scholars there to learn Christianity until the school was closed in 1918. Oxbridge is a name used to refer to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest in the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. ... The term public school has two contrary meanings: In England, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as in... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...

The many languages in Melanesia made evangelisation a challenge. The Melanesian Mission adopted the language of the island of Mota in the Banks group of islands as the lingua franca.

The Church of Melanesia is known for its pioneer martyrs, especially Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, murdered in 1871, Charles Godden, killed in 1906, among several others. John Coleridge Patteson (1827 - 1871) was an Anglican bishop and martyr. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

The Mothers' Union is quite active, as are the four religious communities active in the province, the Melanesian Brotherhood, the Society of Saint Francis, the Community of the Sisters of the Church, and the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia. The province has its own liturgical customs and a Calendar of saints (Church of the Province of Melanesia) The Mothers Union (often abbreviated MU) is a worldwide movement of Anglican women. ... The Melanesian Brotherhood was formed in 1925 by Ini Kopuria, a policeman from Maravovo, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ... The Society of Saint Francis is a Franciscan religious order within the Anglican Communion. ... The Community of the Sister of the Church is a community of women in various Anglican provinces who live the vowed life of poverty, chastity and obedience. ... The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia, more usually called The Sisters of Melanesia, is the third order for women to be established in the Church of Melanesia, which is the Anglican Church of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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