The Diocese of Malaita (DOM) was formed (along with the other original Dioceses: Diocese of Central Melanesia, Diocese of Ysabel and the Diocese of Vanuatu) in January 1975.
The first Diocesan Bishop and other Bishops:
The first Diocesan Bishop was Rt Rev. Leonard Alufurai (1975 -1981).
The second Diocesan Bishop was Rt Rev.Willie Alaha Pwaisiho (1982-1989)
The third Diocesan Bishop was Rt Rev. Raymond Aumae (1990-1994)
The Fourth Diocesan Bishop was Rt Rev. Dr Terry Brown (1995 -2008)
The current Diocesan Bishop is Rt Rev. Sam Sahu (1st November 2008)
The first Assistant Bishop of Malaita looking after the Southern regions of Malaita is The Rt. Rev. Alfred Hou.
The current Assistant Bishop is The Rt. Rev. Rickson George Maomaoru who was consecrated on the 22nd of October 2017 at Fiu Cathedral.
Number of Regions, Parishes and active Parish Priests:
There are six (6) Regions, namely Central Region, Keava Region, Northern Region, Small Malaita Region, Arekwa Region and Eastern Region.
There are 46 Parishes in the whole diocese, with 66 active Priests currently serving in Parishes and Institutions.
DOM Vision 2020:
Since 2010 the Diocese is guaided and driven by DOM Vision 2020 with six priority areas namely; (1) Making DISCIPLES for King Jesus and his Church in Malaita (2) Making ethical and servant LEADERS for the Church and the rest of Malaita society (3) Making MONEY to develop local communities and to support the mission of the Diocese (4) Developing HOUSING Infrastructure at the Diocesan and Regional Headquarters (5) Strengthening EDUCATION and TRAINING within the Diocese, and (6) Strengthening MEDICAL and HEALTH CARE within the Diocese.
Under DOM Vision 2020, the Diocese is committed to growing and building up an Anglican Church of the 21st century which holds together in Christ the Evangelical, Catholic and Charismatic traditions of the Gospel and the Church.
The Diocesan Bishop
Rt. Rev. Sam Sahu
Mobile: +677 7458686
The Assistant Bishop
Rt. Rev. Rickson George Maomaoru
The Diocesan Secretary
Mr Anthony Maelasi
The Diocesan Treasurer
Mr David Kabulanga
Mobile: +677 7550576
The Diocesan Mission Secretary
Mr. Lesllie Filiomea
A Sermon delivered at St. Peter's Church, Luaniua, Ontong Java, Keava Region during the official visit of the Diocesan Bishop on 10 - 12 November 2013
I have three important questions to share with you this morning. First, what kind of Christians do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? Second, what kind of Church do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? And thirdly, what kind of Leaders do you want to see in Luaniua Parish? These three questions are closely related and are connected to each other.The kind of Christians we have depends on the kind of Church we have. The kind of Church we have depends on the kind of leaders we have.