MEMBERS of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) in the country are on the edge, as the provincial Electoral Board of Members meet to elect their sixth archbishop today.
In an interview with the ACOM’s communication officer Aldrin Peloko, he said that Provincial Electoral Board of Members is now at the headquarters of the sisters of Church at Tenaru area, east of Honiara since yesterday.
“The provincial Electoral Board was made up of Bishops, clergy and lay people,” Mr Peloko said.
“Everybody is here on a retreat trip led by Br. Clark Berge a head of the election,” he added.
He said that nominations for the post will be made by the Electoral Board Members when they meet this morning, prior to the election.
But according to some commentators, the election today will be very tough compared to the others in the past.
“This is because some of the clergies are very high qualified ones more than the bishops, but this will be proven after the election today.”
However, the provincial Electoral Board currently comprises of eight diocesan bishops, 13 clergy members and 13 lay men.
The post of Archbishop of the Anglican church of Melanesia which includes Vanuatu and New Caledonia was left vacant following the official retirement of its outgoing incumbent, the Most Right Reverend David Vunagi in September last year.
The Archbishop is the head of the Anglican church of Melanesian (ACOM), responsible for the overall administration of the Anglican churches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
Again Church members of the Anglican community have been urged to pray earnestly for the church, especially the provincial Electoral Board Members to elect a person who will lead the Anglican Church of Melanesia in these challenging times.
By LESLEY SANGA