The Anglican Church of Melanesia is focused on mission. Through the spreading of the word of God and sharing their faith through their actions, the Anglican Church across Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia continues to grow. To resource the work amongst young and old, men and women, rural and urban communities, the church needs funds to carry out its mission.
Donations given to the Melanesian Mission in the UK go directly to the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Administrative costs of the Mission are covered by income from historical investments.
Each year around £40,000 is sent as a grant to enable the Anglican Church of Melanesia to help meet its priorities for mission. This money comes from individuals, churches and schools. The money is sent in this way, to enable the church to set budgets and plan its work each year.
In addition to the grant, further money for specific projects is sent when available. This ranges from, funding training courses, ensuring clean water supplies, scholarships, resources for libraries, and emergency funding during times of disaster.
There are a number of ways to give to support the work of the charity:
Climate change is a reality for the people of Melanesia. Many people are having to abandon their homes, villages and islands due to increasing sea levels, flooding, unpredictable weather patterns and increased air temperatures causing crop failures.
Many communities are struggling to adapt to these changes, with limited relocation options, resources or support. In the Solomon Islands, the Anglican Church of Melanesia is working to assist communities to move to safer areas and helping them to maintain and uphold their distinctive culture and way of life.
As a region with a relatively low carbon footprint, Melanesia seems to be paying a heavy price for rest of the world’s over development and wastefulness. MMUK is campaigning for Climate Justice for the people of Melanesia, and raising funds to support those for whom it is already too late.
This appeal will raise money to support the Anglican Church in relocating vulnerable communities. Updates on our campaign can be found via Facebook, Twitter and on our website.
Many thanks for your support.