BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
WHITE River’s St Francis church finally became a parish church after Anglican Church of Melanesia’s (ACOM) Rt Revd. Archbishop George Takeli conducted their inauguration ceremony yesterday.
The occasion also catered to the inauguration of St Francis parish Rector, Father Stephen Sage.
Moreover, speaking to the congregation towards the end of the church service, Archbishop Takeli shared the message that Anglicans must rise up and take on leadership.
He stated that although Anglican Church of Melanesia is the biggest church in the country, many Anglicans are followers.
Archbishop Takeli voiced that the time has now come for them to be leaders, leaders in their families and missions.
He called on the church to rise up and take up the challenge of leadership.
The church service concluded with feasting and entertainment from different parish groups and dioceses.