In 1942, as the Japanese army invaded Papua New Guinea, many Christian missionaries with Papuan evangelists remained at their posts despite the danger. They did so because they believed their commitment to Christ and his Church was more important than their own safety.
A great number of Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican and Protestant missionaries were put to death.
Recognised by the Anglican Church were eleven European missionaries and one Papuan evangelist. On the second of September each year we remember with thanksgiving those who were faithful unto death.
Service of Remembrance
Friday 2 September 2016 at 6pm
St Cuthbert's Church, Corner of Prospect Road and Ballville Street, Prospect
Celebrant: Bishop John Stead, Bishop of Willochra
Preacher: Bishop Chris McLeod, Assistant Bishop of Adelaide
There will be a shared supper after the service.