The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

Pentecost 19b, 2018 – Patronal Festival

The Anglican Church in Melanesia has an honourable roll of those who have given their lives for their faith, including both Melanesian and European Christians.  The best known of the earlier Martyrs is Bishop Patteson, but there were others. Native Christians such as Fisher Young, Edwin Nobbs, Arthur Ako, James Ivo, Ben Teilo, and Stephen Taroaniara, as well as Europeans such as Joseph Atkin and Charles Godden.  In April 2003 Martyrs were added following the deaths of seven Melanesian Brothers (six from the Solomon Islands & one from Papua New Guinea) on the Weather Coast of Guadalcanal.  Pentecost 19b 18 – Patronal Festival