Late John Chisholm was the first Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) and also the first Archbishop of the Province of Melanesia in 1975. After his passing shortly after his appointment as Primate of the Province of Melanesia; Late Norman Palmer then became the second Bishop of the Diocese and also the Archbishop of the Province of Melanesia. Late Palmer holds the post from 1975 till 1987 when he was succeeded by Late Amos Waiaru who holds the top post from 1988 to 1994. In 1995 Late Sir Ellison Pogo became the Diocesan Bishop and the Archbishop of the Province of Melanesia until 2008. Then The Most Reverend David Vunagi holds the post from 2009 to September 2015
The current Archbishop elect, and the Bishop elect for DOCM is The Most Revd Leonard Dawea.
The DOCM is currently made up of six (6) Parishes namely: St. Barnabas, All Saints, St. Albans, Tuvaruhu Parish, Christ the King Parish and Vura Parish all with in the vicinity of Honiara.
There are eleven (11) stipendiary priests, ten (10) Non Stipendiary Priests and four (4) Deacons currently working in the diocese.
Diocesan Bishop & Archbishop
The Most Reverend Leonard Dawea
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The Rt Revd Othnielson Gamutu
Assistant Bishop – DOCM
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Mr. Josiah Maesua
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MBH Companions of DOCM Welcome Brothers, Companions, and Regional Fathers from Vanuatu, PNG, Philippines, Australia, and SI
In a show of unity and companionship, the companions of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Diocese of Central Melanesia in Honiara staged a beautiful welcome
Saint Francis Parish in the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) celebrated a joyous occasion this morning as they commemorated the feast of Saint Francis of
The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Mother’s Union (PMU) Council meeting that commenced on Monday 4th has ended successfully this afternoon. This annual meeting