The Diocese of Malaita (DOM) has recently launched its first newsletter called the 'The Diocese of Malaita Newsletter'.
A New Church building of a modern design was consecrated by the Diocesan Bishop of Malaita , The Rt Rev. Sam Sahu at Faurau village in Gwalalamoa parish, Northern Region on the 15th of January, 2015.
THE Diocese of Malaita 19th Diocesan Synod at Buma village, central region in July 2014 had approved an establishment of a savings and credit scheme known as the ‘Diocese of Malaita Community Fund’ or DOM Community Fund’ as financial backbone of the Diocese. This fund is now in operation.
THE Archbishop of Melanesia, who is also the patron of the Mothers’ Union MU has urged the Mothers’ Union delegates to promote the place of women in the Church and Society.
The Most Rev’d David Vunagi made the statement at the official opening of this 13th Provincial Mothers Union General Conference at the Melanesia haus on Monday 25th August 2014.
The society today is highly influenced by secularism and materialism and that has pushed the Christian faith to the periphery or to say the least, has killed the faith” Archbishop of Melanesia, The Most Revd David Vunagi stated in his key note address to the 19th Diocesan Synod of Malaita held at Buma village.
“Violence against women and girls is one that demands attention of all the dioceses in the Province of Melanesia at this time”. The Most Reved David Vunagi said in his key note address to the 19th Synod of Malaita.
MORE than two thousand (2000) people gathered at Buma Village on Saturday 19th July 2014 to witness the colorful welcome ceremony staged by the host region, Buma Parish of Central Region - Diocese of Malaita.
THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is planning to hold a Round Table conference with its national and international agency partners in Honiara in early June.
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)
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. Alfred Hou
Mobile: +677 7456863
The Diocesan Secretary
Mr Philip Akote'e
Mobile: +677 7402000
The Diocesan Treasurer
Mr David Kabulanga
Mobile: +677 7550576
The Diocesan Mission Secretary
Mobile: +677 7447545