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The St James’ Institute presents:
St James’ Day Talk: The Melanesian Mission: 19th century Lessons for 21st century Mission

Sunday 25 July | 2:00pm-3:30pm | St James’ Hall | Free

The Anglican mission on Norfolk Island provides lessons—positive and negative—for Christian communities. The Island has been called a “dark paradise” and nineteenth century missionary work on the Island reveals both the possibilities and dangers of westernising in the name of Christ.

The Melanesian Mission on Norfolk has historic connections to St James’ Church and to Anglicanism in Sydney. The annual St James Day Talk will draw connections between this nineteenth century mission and the present-day mission of the church. In particular, the talk will reflect on the necessity of contextualising the gospel and the pitfalls of colonial attitudes.

Professor Raymond Nobbs is the author of a trilogy on Norfolk Island including Norfolk Island and Its Third Settlement. He was Foundation Dean at the Sydney College of Divinity.

A response will be given by The Rev’d Dr John Deane, Executive Director of the Anglican Board of Mission.

How to Register

Email registrations(at)sjks.org.au or Click Here to Register.