Primates of the Anglican Communion — Archbishop of Melanesia

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The Rt. Rev. Nathan Tome, Senior Bishop and acting Primate of Melanesia and Bishop of Guadalcanal.

The Rt. Rev. Nathan Tome, Senior Bishop and acting Primate of Melanesia and Bishop of Guadalcanal.

The next Archbishop of Melanesia is scheduled to be elected at special meeting of the Church’s House of Bishops on 12 Feb 2016, and will be enthroned on 17 April 2016. The Most Rev. David Vunagi retired as Archbishop of Melanesia and Bishop of Temotu on 6 Sep 2015. The Senior Bishop in the province, the Rt. Rev. Nathan Tome, Bishop of the Diocese of Guadalcanal, is acting as interim leader of the church until the February election. Bishop Tome was born in Bwaunu Village in East Guadalcanal and trained for the ministry at Pacific Theological College in Fiji. On 24 May 2001 he was consecrated Bishop of the Banks and Torres Islands in the Republic in Vanuatu, and was translated to the diocese of Guadalcanal when he was elected its first bishop in 2013. He is married to Selina Tome and they have six children.

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