Category: Past Event

Mary Sumner Day Eucharist 2022

Melanesian Visitors in Devon

9th / 10th / 16th August 2022

The Exeter Melanesia Link Group is delighted to be hosting guests from Melanesia, following the Lambeth Conference. The Rt Revd Willie Tungale, Bishop of the Diocese of Temotu and Mrs Ruth Tungale, and the Rt Revd Steven Koete from Central Solomons, will be in the diocese making a Patteson pilgrimage, visiting the sites connected to their first Bishop – John Coleridge Patteson. This is their first time in the UK, and they will be visiting Exeter Cathedral and the parish churches in Alfington, Feniton and Ottery St Mary. Our guests will attend the Mary Sumner Day Eucharist at Ottery St Mary on Tuesday 9th August at 2.30pm and the midweek Eucharist at Exeter Cathedral at 1.15pm on Wednesday 10th August. All are welcome to attend these services and meet our guests.

Mary Sumner Day Eucharist 2022

Revd Brother Nelson MBH from the Melanesian Brotherhood is also in the UK as part of the Lambeth Conference Chaplaincy team. Following the conference, Revd Br Nelson will be in Devon as a guest speaker at a Melanesian Quiet Day at Southleigh on Tuesday 16th August, along with Revd Br Clark Berge SSF. If you would like to attend the Quiet Day from 9.30am – 4.30pm, please book your place and lunch – call 01297 552307 or email office@holyford.org.

Southleigh Quiet Day
Lambeth Conference 2022

Lambeth Conference & Festival Day 2022

Lambeth Conference 2022

We are delighted to be welcoming the Archbishop of Melanesia, and some of the Melanesian Bishops and their wives to the Lambeth Conference from 26th July to 8th August. Convened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the 15th Lambeth Conference is a gathering of bishops from across the Anglican Communion for prayer and reflection, fellowship and dialogue on church and world affairs.

With the theme of ‘God’s Church for God’s World – walking, listening and witnessing together,’ the conference will explore what it means for the Anglican Communion to be responsive to the needs of a 21st Century world.

The Archbishop of Canterbury writes –

“It’s my prayer that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Lambeth Conference will reinvigorate the Communion with the vision and resources to bring the transforming love of Jesus Christ to every level of society across the world. It will be a time of addressing hurts and concerns; of deepening existing relationships and building new ones; of grappling with issues that face the Church and the world. We will listen to each other; we will seek God’s wisdom to find ways to walk together; we will build each other up as leaders.”

After the Conference, our guests will make visits to various dioceses, meeting supporters and friends. For some of the Bishops and wives, this will be their first visit to the UK. The programme of visits will be announced in June.

MMUK Festival Day

St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square
St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square

On Saturday 13th August Archbishop Leonard, his Bishops and their wives will be the guests of honour at MMUK’s Festival Day at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square London. The day will begin with a Eucharist at 11am in the church, followed by a bookable lunch and presentations in the afternoon from our guests. Please register your place with the charity.

The charity’s AGM will be held online on Monday 19th September at 7pm

Register your place with the charity

Melanesian Spirituality part of the Lambeth Chaplaincy

Revd Sr Veronica CSC, Solomons Provincial Sister of the Community of the Sisters of the Church and Revd Br Nelson, Secretary to the Melanesian Brothers, will be part of the Lambeth Chaplaincy Team. Both Sr Veronica and Br Nelson have been part of the Lambeth preparations for the last few years and contributed to Listening Together – Global Anglican Perspectives on Renewal of Prayer & the Religious Life, one of the Conference’s preparatory books.

We are hoping that Sr Veronica and Br Nelson will also have time after the conference to make some visits before returning to Solomon Islands.  

Lambeth Chaplaincy Team
Patteson's Way Pilgrimage Route Leaflet Front Cover

Bishop of Crediton to lead Patteson’s Way Pilgrimage – Tuesday 31st May

Patteson's Way Pilgrimage Route Leaflet Front Cover

Tuesday 31st May

On Tuesday 31st May, the Bishop of Crediton, the Rt Revd Jackie Searle will be leading a Patteson’s Way pilgrimage in East Devon. All are welcome to join the eight mile walk or meet pilgrims and join the worship at the churches along the way. For more details and to book your place, contact MMUK.

Patteson’s Way was officially opened by MMUK’s President the Archbishop of Canterbury on 150th anniversary of Bishop John Coleridge Patteson’s martyrdom in September 2021.

www.mmuk.net/pattesonsway
Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Devon on First Public Trip Since Pandemic

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Coffee Mornings – Cocoa Nights – March 2022

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Monday 14th March at 10am – 11am (and 7pm – 8pm) GMT

On Monday 14th March at 10am – 11am and repeated again at 7pm – 8pm GMT, I will be hosting an online event to share the latest news from the region. The event will run for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with a short briefing from me, a time to ask questions, and finish in prayer for our friends in Melanesia.

If you would like to attend and or know others who would like to join us, please let me know and I will send a link. Do also let me know if you have any particular questions / topics you would like me to cover.

Many thanks for your continuing support and I hope to see you online soon.

Katie Drew, MMUK

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Coffee Mornings – Cocoa Nights – February 2022

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Thursday 3rd February at 10am – 11am (and 7pm – 8pm) GMT

On  Thursday 3rd February at 10am – 11am and repeated again at 7pm – 8pm GMT, I will be hosting an online event to share the latest news from the region. The event will run for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with a short briefing from me, a time to ask questions, and finish in prayer for our friends in Melanesia.

If you would like to attend and or know others who would like to join us, please let me know and I will send a link. Do also let me know if you have any particular questions / topics you would like me to cover.

Many thanks for your continuing support and I hope to see you online soon.

Katie Drew, MMUK

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Coffee Mornings – Cocoa Nights – December 2021

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Wednesday 1st December at 10am – 11am (and 7pm – 8pm) GMT

On  Wednesday 1st December at 10am – 11am and repeated again at 7pm – 8pm GMT, I will be hosting an online event to share the latest news from the region and from our AGM and Festival Day in the presence of our President, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The event will run for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with a short briefing from me, a time to ask questions, and finish in prayer for our friends in Melanesia.

If you would like to attend and or know others who would like to join us, please let me know and I will send a link. Do also let me know if you have any particular questions / topics you would like me to cover.

Many thanks for your continuing support and I hope to see you online soon.

Katie Drew, MMUK