The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Revd Leonard Dawea officiated at the Consecration and Installation service of the new Bishop of Guadalcanal, assisted by the Bishop of the Diocese of Central Solomons, the Rt. Rev Ben Seka and Bishop of the Diocese of Ysabel, the Rt Rev Ellison Quity and other retired Bishops.
Archbishop Christopher Cardone of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Honiara was the preacher at this historical ceremony.
Amongst many other points mentioned in his first address as the new Bishop of Guadalcanal; The Rt Rev. Benedict Loe highlighted the need for his clergy and lay people to come together and refloat or restrengthen the work of the ninth ship (diocese) within ACoM.
Around five thousand church goers both from the Diocese of Guadalcanal, Diocese of Central Melanesia and sister churches came to witness the ceremony despite heavy down pour a day before. Close to one hundred traditional gifts of foods (chupu) were prepared in this historical event.
Photos from the Consecration and Installation of the Right Reverend Benedict Loe as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Guadalcanal at Good Shephard Cathedral, Foxwood, East Guadalcanal, Sunday 28th February 2021.
Previously; New Bishop of Guadalcanal.