Melanesian Visitors in Devon

9th / 10th / 16th August 2022

The Exeter Melanesia Link Group is delighted to be hosting guests from Melanesia, following the Lambeth Conference. The Rt Revd Willie Tungale, Bishop of the Diocese of Temotu and Mrs Ruth Tungale, and the Rt Revd Steven Koete from Central Solomons, will be in the diocese making a Patteson pilgrimage, visiting the sites connected to their first Bishop – John Coleridge Patteson. This is their first time in the UK, and they will be visiting Exeter Cathedral and the parish churches in Alfington, Feniton and Ottery St Mary. Our guests will attend the Mary Sumner Day Eucharist at Ottery St Mary on Tuesday 9th August at 2.30pm and the midweek Eucharist at Exeter Cathedral at 1.15pm on Wednesday 10th August. All are welcome to attend these services and meet our guests.

Mary Sumner Day Eucharist 2022

Revd Brother Nelson MBH from the Melanesian Brotherhood is also in the UK as part of the Lambeth Conference Chaplaincy team. Following the conference, Revd Br Nelson will be in Devon as a guest speaker at a Melanesian Quiet Day at Southleigh on Tuesday 16th August, along with Revd Br Clark Berge SSF. If you would like to attend the Quiet Day from 9.30am – 4.30pm, please book your place and lunch – call 01297 552307 or email

Southleigh Quiet Day