Archbishop George, his wife June, Dr Abraham and Fr Nigel have now all returned to Honiara after their UK visit. The party have expressed their thanks to all who welcomed them into their homes, churches, schools and dioceses.
The Archbishop wanted to make this visit to reconnect with the church which sent the first Anglican Missionaries to the region. He calls coming to the UK like ‘coming home’. The group particularly enjoyed visiting schools partnered with schools in Melanesia and being questioned by some very enquiring young minds. Pupils and teachers were particularly moved by our guests accounts and first-hand experiences of living with climate change.
Many miles were clocked up by the party and those who accompanied them on their visits to London, Southwark, Canterbury, Ely, Exeter and Chester Dioceses. June even made it as far as Edinburgh to attend the Mothers’ Union AGM. Archbishop George finished his time in the UK by attending the Primates meeting. Here are some links to the Primates Meeting, which included discussion on climate change.
A full report and pictures will appear in the next magazine, with sermons and talks given by the group appearing on the website shortly.
The Archbishop’s UK Commissary Revd Richard Carter has also written ‘A briefing based on the Vision of the Archbishop of Melanesia‘.