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Kiribati Protestant Church
PO Box 80
Antebuka, Tarawa
Kiribati (Ocenania)
Telephone: +686 21195
Fax: +686 21453
Email: kpc@tskl.net.ki

Address-No.: 1396 / 5180

Prot in Kiribati trace the beginnings of their church to “the coming of the light,” when Hiram Bingham II, from Hawaii, settled on the island of Abaiang in 1852, as the first resident missionary. He had been sent by the Hawaiian Board of Mission, working closely with the ABCFM. His co-workers on the other islands were all Hawaiian Islander missionaries. The ABCFM evangelized the northern region of the Gilbert Islands until handing over the field to the LMS in 1917. The LMS was active in the southern part since 1872, working there with trained Samoan Islander missionaries. After 1920 the LMS and its successor bodies (first Congreg Council for World Missions and later Council for World Mission) oversaw the gradual growth of the church which became independent in 1969, ten years before Kiribati became an independent Republic.

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
Whoever has information about this church may contact us. We will be happy to update our information.

Statistic data of church

total: 28359
(conventionally): 131
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 90
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
Infant´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
village church meeting, island church council, Synod (region), General Assembly
Official languages
  • English
  • Kiribati
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Nicene Creed (381)

International assiciations


last update: 01.03.2006
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