Here we list services, events, exhibitions and talks hosted in the UK and online. Melanesian events which would appreciate your prayer support, will also be posted.

If you are hosting a Melanesian event, please let us know if you would like it publicised.

Patteson 150 - Exeter Cathedral

Diocese of Exeter & Exeter Cathedral Commemorate Patteson

14-21 September 2021 Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Bishop John Coleridge Patteson Read more

Solomon Islands, Logging

The Effects of Logging in the Solomon Islands

Wednesday 15 September | 7.30pm In the Refectory Join us for a talk by Christopher John, Minister General of the Society of St Francis. The talk is a pre-recording and we hope that Brother Christopher will join us to answer questions on Zoom. Funds raised from this talk will go to the charities supported by the Cathedral’s ‘Giving in Faith’ group. Refreshments will be available.No charge but an opportunity to give. Tickets from the Cathedral… Read more

Patteson 150 - Dr Robert Guyver Talk

The Life and Legacy of John Coleridge Patteson – Missionary, Bishop and Martyr

Thursday 16 September 2021 Talk by Dr Robert Guyver. Chapter House, Exeter CathedralDrinks will be served from 6.45pm, followed by the talk at 7.00pm Robert’s talk will present a more nuanced truth about John Coleridge Patteson which involves steering a middle way between the enthusiastic biographies that followed his death and more critical accounts contemporary with our own times. This is a missionary but also a maritime story, with fascinating records to be found in… Read more

Patteson 150 Festival Day & AGM

Patteson 150, MMUK Festival Day & AGM

Saturday September 18th 2021 The Cathedral will be open from 10.00am for viewings of the Patteson exhibition and the Eucharist will be at 12noon.At 2.00pm our guest speakers will include Bishop Willie Pwaisiho and Revd Richard Carter speaking on the legacyof Patteson, and Marie Schlenker and Kate Pwaisiho talking about faith and science in the care of creation. This will befollowed by the AGM, finishing at 4.30pm. We do hope you can join us. Please RSVP… Read more

Simply Living 2013, Lambeth Palace

The Archbishop of Canterbury to Open New Melanesia Pilgrimage Route in Devon

Saturday September 18th 2021 The Archbishop of Canterbury is to visit Devon in September to open a new pilgrimage route in honour of John Coleridge Patteson, the first Bishop of Melanesia. The 8-mile Patteson’s Way is a joint initiative between the Melanesian Mission (MMUK) of which Archbishop Justin Welby is President, local school children and the Diocese of Exeter. This year marks 150 years since Patteson, who grew up in Feniton in East Devon, was killed for his… Read more

Coffee Mornings Cocoa Nights

Coffee Mornings – Cocoa Nights

Thursday 30th September at 10am – 11am (and 7pm – 8pm) BST On Thursday 30th September at 10am – 11am and repeated again at 7pm – 8pm BST, 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… Read more