The Mission in Norfolk Island

Melanesian Mission

The Melanesian Mission was established on Norfolk Island in 1866.

The Mission lands occupied over 1,000 acres towards Anson Bay and inland to the Headstone area. Most of this land was farmed to provide food for the missionaries, lay workers and Melanesian scholars.

For almost 60 years the Melanesian Mission held its headquarters on the Island, and is renown today for its stunningly beautiful St Barnabas Chapel.

Don’t miss visiting this chapel whilst you are here ~ open 7 days to the public. But please check the Church of England notice board for scheduled times of our Sunday church services and any other special commemorative days.

This venue is a particular favourite for wedding ceremonies.

St Barnabas Chapel