Papua New Guinea

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The Norwich and Papua New Guinea Link group works to support, friendship, projects and mission to bring together the country of Papua New Guinea and the county of Norfolk.

A connection was first established by Bishop David Hand from Norfolk, who went on to be the first Archbishop of PNG in 1977. David’s father was vicar of Tatterford, Norfolk and when David retired as Archbishop of Port Moresby in PNG, he returned to be Priest in Charge of several parishes in West Norfolk.

The connection with the Norwich Diocese was continued by Peter Fox as Bishop of Port Moresby (2002-2006), then Bishop Peter Ramsden, and currently through the work of The Bishop of Lynn, Jonathan Meyrick.

Papua New Guinea is a new and diverse country, known locally as the Land of the Unexpected. The Anglican Church has a strong presence across the nation, in the highlands and islands, playing an important role in the life of the people and communities.

The link group continues the connections and involvement, supporting the church and people through projects, outward giving and ministry.

Part of the work of the Link group is in connection with The Bishop of Norwich’s Lent Appeals. They are biannually focused on Papua New Guinea and the diocese has raised large amounts of money to deliver support where needed; in recent years classrooms, church building projects and community and health endeavours.


Read more about the Bishop's Lent Appeal for Simbai


The Papua New Guinea Link Group is made up of clergy and lay people who are committed to working together in raising awareness and the profile of Papua New Guinea and enabling support to be provided for the Anglican Church and its people.

Our team includes:

  • The Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn
  • The Reverend Phil Charlesworth
  • The Reverend Sue Martin
  • The Reverend Janet Allan
  • Mr. James Allan
  • Mrs Trish Durden

Below are some photographs from our missionary couple in Papua New Guinea. Some of the money collected from our Lent Appeal this year was given to support the Youth Camp and the building of a new church.

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News about Papua New Guinea

Volcanic island in Papua New Guinea begins erupting

Volcanic island in Papua New Guinea begins erupting

Please pray!  Just a few days ago (Friday 5 Jan 2018) the volcanic island of Kadovar in Papua New Guinea began erupting, forcing the evacuation of all 500-600 residents.

Sun 7 Jan 2018
Lent Appeal resources now available

Lent Appeal resources now available

The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 is focused on enabling local mission in Simbai, a remote community in Papua New Guinea.

Fri 5 Jan 2018
The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 - enabling local mission in Simbai

The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 - enabling local mission in Simbai

The 2018 Lent Appeal focuses on enabling local mission in Simbai, Papua New Guinea.

Mon 4 Dec 2017
A joyful link with Papua New Guinea

A joyful link with Papua New Guinea

One of the great joys of belonging to our particular Christian family in the Diocese of Norwich is its world-wide dimension. Our Anglican link is with the Province of Papua New Guinea.

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Global connections: East Harling & Papua New Guinea

Global connections: East Harling & Papua New Guinea

The Revd Lynn Fry and her husband Tony spent eight months in Papua New Guinea as guests of the Anglican Church and returned there last Autumn to continue their work in the theological college in Popendetta.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Finding joy in Papua New Guinea

Finding joy in Papua New Guinea

The Revd Lynn Fry and her husband Tony spent eight months in Papua New Guinea as guests of the Anglican Church and are returning this month to continue their work in the vocational college.

Thu 1 Sep 2016
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Papua New Guinea 2015

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Papua New Guinea 2015

On 26 August 2015, 23 people from three dioceses: Norwich, UK; Waiapu, New Zealand and Rockhampton, Australia landed in Papua New Guinea for a thirteen-day pilgrimage.

Mon 2 Nov 2015