THE Community of the Sisters of Melanesia (CSM) was formed in November 1980 by Nester Tiboe and three other young women of Melanesia. The Community was formed as Nester realizes the need for young women to also go out and spread the Good News about Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The mission began on the 17th of November 1980, when the second Archbishop of Melanesia the Most Rev’d Norman Kitchener Palmer Commissioned four women who made their promises of poverty, Celibacy and Obedience to serve in the community.
The aim of the community is to offer young women in Melanesia an opportunity of training and mission, so that they may serve Christ in the church and society where they live. Not only that, but to provide pastoral care for women and teenage children and uphold the Christian principles of family life.
With the expansion of the community, they now have house holds in the Diocese of Malaita (Joe Wate houseHold, Waihi Parish); Diocese of Guadalcanal (Marau Missionary Household; NAT Household) and (Sir Ellison Pogo household) in the Diocese of Central Melanesia.
Veranaso, located some kilometers west of Honiara is the Head Quarter often called the training ground for the community.
The supporters of the community are called the Associates.
The Most Reverend George Takeli, Archbishop of Melanesia is currently the Bishop Visitor of the community.
Sister Anny Alaha from South Malaita is currently the Head Sister of the community.
Head Sister – Sr. Anny Alaha
Phone: (677) 24035
Sir Ellison Household, Honiara