The Anglican Church of Melanesia Diocesan Electoral Board has elected the Reverend James Tama, as the sixth bishop for the Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Reverend James Tama succeeds the late Rt. Revd James Ligo who passed away in December 2017.
Since 2015 the Reverend Tama has held the position of Assistant Mission Secretary of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, based in Santo, Vanuatu. He has held various positions in the Church including Deputy Principal of the Bishop Patteson Theological College, Kohimarama, and the first Principal of the Fisher Young School of Theology and Ministry based in the Diocese of Banks and Torres, Vanuatu.
Revd Tama holds a Masters degree in Theology in the field of Church History from the Pacific Theological College, Fiji.
He comes from Saranamai Village, West Ambae, in Vanuatu. Revd Tama is married to Mrs Diana Tama and together they have six children.
His consecration and installation as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia will take place on 12 August 2018.
The Archbishop of Melanesia calls on all members of the Anglican Church of Melanesia to uphold Revd Tama and his family in prayer as they prepare to take on this important responsibility in the church.
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