Ecumenical service for three important Fiji church leaders

An ecumenical service was held at the Centenary Methodist Church in Suva last Sunday to mark the ecumenical contribution of three important church leaders who built a strong foundation of faith in Fiji.

Many religious, political and community leaders paid tribute to the tremendous efforts of the late Archbishop Jabez Bryce of the Anglican Church, the late Archbishop Emeritus Petero Mataca of the Catholic Church and the late Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu of the Methodist Church during the church service.

In an interesting twist, to celebrate the close relationship of the churches, speakers from the Methodist, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Churches each paid tribute to a leader who is not from their own community of faith.

Speakers talked about the ecumenical service that each former church leader had contributed in their various churches and in Fiji.

“The main point highlighted was the strong relationship or commitment that the three leaders had in supporting each other,” said the Methodist Church’s secretary for communication and overseas mission, the reverend James Bhagwan.


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