Caroline Welby and Sarah Snyder (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Reconciliation) have been invited by Archbishop George Takeli to bring a small team to Melanesia from Lambeth Palace from the 9th to the 14th of September, to support women from the Anglican Church of Melanesia as reconcilers and peacemakers. This is part of a programme developed by the Archbishop’s Reconciliation Ministry, called Women on the Frontline. The first part of the trip will consist of a retreat for the bishops’ wives, led by Caroline Welby. The second half of the week will be reconciliation training led by Sarah Snyder, for both the bishops’ wives and a wider group of women from the Church. Prayer is the crucial backbone of Women on the Frontline, and the team would be especially grateful for prayers, specifically:
- That all those who are part of the retreat and training deepen their relationship with God and one another.
- That the experience of the retreat and training would inspire all those who take part to live out their calling to peace and reconciliation.
- That the participants would be excited about sharing these experiences with those in their communities and dioceses when they return.