BY CHRIS ALEX IN MAKIRA PROVINCE
THE Diocesan Bishop of Hanuato’o of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Reverend Arthur Abui delivered a warning sermon at a recent church service celebrating the successful completion of the new St. Michael and All Angels church in Asimanioha Village, West Makira.
He emphasized the need of abiding by the norms and regulations of the Anglican Church of Melanesian.
During the celebration marking the completion of the new church building, St. Michael and All Angels, Rev. Abui, stressed the necessity of constructing church buildings in accordance with the established canons of the Anglican Church.
“Every local church building in and around East Arosi Parish must be built according to the canon of the Anglican Church.
“This call ensures that the construction and maintenance of local church buildings align with the traditions and guidelines of the Anglican Church of Melanesian, preserving the sanctity and integrity of worship spaces within the community,” Rev. Bishop Abui said, underscoring the significance of following the church’s guidelines in constructing places of worship.
The Diocesan Bishop also expressed his gratitude to the Asimanioha Community for their dedication and hard work in completing the St. Michael and All Angels’ chapel. Their efforts were acknowledged as essential in achieving the successful completion of the project.
“I also want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Asimanioha Community for their dedication and hard work in completing the St. Michael and All Angels’ chapel, a major church project,” he said.
The event, graced by the presence of Diocesan Bishop Rev. Arthur Abui and his delegation, alongside the Member of Parliament for West Makira, Hon. Derick Manuari, and the acting Premier of Makira Ulawa Province, Hon. Kevin, concluded with a day of feasting and entertainment, marking the successful end of the three-day event.
Rev. Arthur Abui, Diocesan Bishop of Hanuato’o, emphasized the importance of adhering to Anglican Church of Melanesian norms and regulations in West Makira, expressing gratitude to the Asimanioha Community for completing the St. Michael and All Angels chapel.