Chaplain: Fr Theophilus Garibo, at Murray Barracks
Each of the three PNGDF barracks in and near Port Moresby have an interdenominational chapel at which services are held by the fulltime Catholic, Anglican and Protestant Denominations chaplains. Each of the barracks (Murray, Taurama, and Goldie) are like small towns with the soldiers and their families resident in them, and so there is a constant need for pastoral care to all who live there.
PNGDF chapel, Taurama
Acting Chaplain: Fr John Madigbuna
The interdenominational circular chapel at the University of Papua New Guinea was jointly dedicated in 1989 by Archbishop Sir Peter Kurongu, Bishop Isaac Gadebo, Bishop David Hand and the Salvation Army. Anglican students meet weekly at the chaplain's house for fellowship, while newly arrived students often find comfort from the chaplain and his family while adapting to their new surroundings.
Staffed by four MBH Brothers
Many Anglicans are employed on rubber plantations in Central Province. In 1981 a priest was appointed to go and live at Moreguina, Cape Rodney, and in 1987 a block of land was granted to the Anglican Church by the government. During the 1990s work expanded to cover Anglican families at Upulima, Kupiano, Cocoalands, Bomguina, Manabo, Ianu, Baia, and Kauru. A priest's house was built at Moreguina with an overseas donation, and the bush materials church dedicated to SS Simon & Jude. A church of permanent materials has still to be built. At present the congregation cannot afford a priest's stipend, and so the area is looked after by the MBH Household next door to the priest's house.
SS Simon & Jude, Moreguina
Rector: Fr Robertson Maifen
Tabubil is a mining town serving the huge Ok Tedi mine in western Province near the Indonesian border. In 1980 Bishop David Hand responded to requests from Anglicans by sending a priest to live at Daru to cover it, Tabubil and Kiunga on the Fly River. Today, however, there is just one Anglican Church and priest's house at Tabubil, but with a road to Kiunga the priest covers both. Currently there are not Anglican families at Daru.
Kerema is the Provincial centre for Gulf Province, where first Bishop David Hand and then Bishop Isaac Gadebo started making regular patrols to the Anglican families there. A small church dedicated to St Mark was built, although the families still have to rely on regular clergy patrols from Moresby.
St Mark's Kerema
8 hours' dinghy ride away up the Vailala River, four MBH Brothers maintain a small household at Pivo.
This village has no school or health services of any description The Brothers have commenced literacy work and further contact is being made by the diocese with the Education and Health departments in Gulf Province in order to help provide services.