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Sermon on St Mark’s Day at Tabalia

The Ven Dr Michael GilbertsonArchdeacon of Chester 24 April 2016 Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 15:35-41; Ephesians 4:7-16; Mark 13:5-13 It is a great privilege to have been asked to preach here at Tabalia on St Mark’s Day. Your welcome has been … Continue reading

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Our Last Weekend

It’s our last weekend in the Solomons for this trip, and we packed it with final bits of filming. We returned to TNK to film the Sisters and Novices singing and playing the pipes. TNK – Hill of Prayer – … Continue reading

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Our Teachers

During this visit I have been able to catch up with the four teachers we brought over to England last June; Salome Vuthia, Margaret Gwalo, Margaret Razak, and Louisah Twomey. I have also been able to see Salome and Margaret … Continue reading

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Alex in Action

Our Film Crew – I cannot express enough thanks to Alex Leger who is filming with us during this trip. Alex has captured so much of Melanesian life, that I am sure we are going to spend the next year … Continue reading

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Peace, Perfect Peace 25th – 27th April

Our programme has been filled with many welcomes, celebrations, feasts, receptions and travelling by ship and by truck. As has been said before, Melanesians exceed at hospitality. Arriving late at the Society of Saint Frances Friary La Verna after a … Continue reading

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Sermon for 7 Martyrs Memorial Tabalia – 23rd April 2016

Tabalia, Guadacanal, Solomon Islands. Readings: Jeremiah 15: 15-21   2 Timothy 2: 8-13   John 11: 20-27 It is a huge privilege to be here at Tabalia for the Memorial Eucharist of the seven Martyrs of the Melanesian Brotherhood. Today … Continue reading

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Remembering Ugi – Alex Leger

It is Thursday and that means going back to an island, one very special place, where I was ‘marooned’ for a whole year teaching as a VSO volunteer for the Melanesian Mission. The Island is Ugi (four miles by two … Continue reading

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