New Chapel Appeal for The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia

PLEASE HELP THEM RAISE MONEY FOR A MUCH NEEDED NEW CHAPEL

New Melanesian Sisters

The Community of the Sisters of Melanesia (CSM) is an order of women in the Anglican Communion. They train young women for ministry and mission and provide teaching, pastoral and social care plus prison ministry. They also give essential support to survivors of domestic abuse at the Christian Care Centre. The current chapel at Verana’aso, was rebuilt after extensive damage during WWII. Years of cyclones and tropical rains have damaged its corrugated iron and palm leaf structure leaving it no longer safe for worship. This forces the Sisters and Novices to meet for prayer in their community dining room and dormitories. You can find out more about the community by watching our short film:

WHAT IS NEEDED?

The community is raising money to build a new, modern chapel able to withstand high winds and bad weather. Architectural plans have been commissioned but the £84,000 building work is too expensive for the community alone. The Sisters have already raised £46,000 through local and international donations but they need our help if they are to realise their goals.

New Chapel Design

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Please support the UK Associates of CSM in our appeal to raise £15,000 towards this construction project. Your donation will go towards the construction of a safe and modern chapel, which will serve the next generation of Sisters and ensure that Anglican religious community life in Melanesia will continue to thrive.

Please also download the UK Associates of CSM ‘New Chapel Appeal‘ flyer and share where you are able to do so.

HOW TO DONATE

There are a number of ways you can give to the UK Associates’ CSM Chapel Appeal.

Online: Visit mmuk.net/donate and give online using our Facebook or Virgin moneygiving fundraisers.

Bank Transfer: Go to mmuk.net/donate, phone 01404 851656 or email mission@mmuk.net for bank details.

By Cheque: Payable to The Melanesian Mission. Post cheques to: The Melanesian Mission, 21 The Burlands, Feniton, Honiton, EX14 3UN. Please use the reference ‘CSM Chapel’. To Gift Aid your donation please email mission@mmuk.net for a Gift Aid form.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY OF THE SISTERS OF MELANESIA