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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Free Church of Tonga opened a new church complex at Vaini on Saturday, May 14 officiated by Lord Ma'afu and attended by hundreds of church members from throughout Tonga and abroad.
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Wednesday 2 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Night of Prayer (Po Lotu) for the people of the earthquake stricken city of Christchurch, New Zealand, was held at the Centenary Church of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga on Sunday evening, February 27, where nIne choirs from different churches joined in a memorial service.
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Thursday 23 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
WHITE 'Faka-Sepitema' today, September 22, in Tonga saw hundreds of women members of the Church of Tonga dressed in white, gathering for their annual roll call. The women lay preachers answered their call at the Free Church of Tonga located across from the Royal Tombs and the Church of Tonga Hou'eiki at Kilikali on Fatafehi Road on this special day held once a year.
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Monday 28 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio has been elected for the second time as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 87th Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference at the Centenary Church, Saione.
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Friday 28 May 2010
Nomuka, Ha'apai,Tonga
Mokofisi misleads the public by claiming that "Christian belief praises men to rule over women," and unfairly critiques Tongan government, Tongan culture, and Tongan churches for being male-dominated. Nowhere in the Bible supports the above claim about Christianity. Making such claim without any further qualifications distorts biblical teachings about the status of women in society. - Senituli Penitani.
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Saturday 22 May 2010
Vatican City, Rome
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele met the Head of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI on May 20 in the Vatican City in Rome, Italy.
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Tuesday 16 February 2010
Suva, Fiji
Tongan-born Archbishop Jabez Bryce (75) the Head of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Polynesia passed away at Suva Private Hospital on Thursday, February 11 after an illness.
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Friday 1 January 2010

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On New Year's Eve in a land where time begins, Tongans are welcoming in 2010 quietly. As midnight approaches there's a brass band playing a hymn somewhere nearby in the capital, with a sombre tone that sounds more like a funeral dirge. But as the New Year rolls in, church bells start ringing, the crackers make a lively statement for a few minutes and the band picks up the beat - a little. - By Mary Lyn Fonua
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele 'Amanaki (43) the President of the Tonga Women's Congress, who has been on a hunger protest during the past seven days, has started to drink water today, October 20.
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Thursday 20 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka and Crown Princess Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho joined bereaved families for a Memorial Service in remembrance of the Ashika victims this morning at the Sa Paula Free Wesleyan Church at Pea, Tongatapu. By Linny Folau
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Tuesday 21 July 2009
Sia'atoutai, Nuku'alofa
Tonga's Sia'atoutai Theological College witnessed a special ceremony on July 15 as the ashes of a former principal, the late Rev. Ronald Archibald William Woodgate and his wife Ruth Elizabeth Woodgate were buried in a memorial in the college grounds.
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Tuesday 30 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio has been elected for the first time as President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, succeeding former President Rev Dr 'Alifeleti Mone who retires after 11 years of leading the church.
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Wednesday 18 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Dr. ‘Alifeleti Malakai Mone was re-elected for his eleventh term as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 85th Annual Church Conference this week.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A combined Pacific Youth Camp attracted 600 participants to Nuku'alofa during the Easter weekend.
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Friday 18 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pure Love Festival is held for the first time in the capital by the Universal Peace Federation, in its peace mission "to promote harmony through the value of purity and fidelity in a family".
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Friday 16 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prayers of forgiveness were offered today by the Free Wesleyan Church Evangelical group in a special prayer service reflecting on the destruction in Nuku'alofa one year ago today, November 16.
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Wednesday 10 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
he annual roll call for the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga saw hundreds of women dressed in white at the Centenary Church in Nuku'alofa today. For the women the annual event known in Tonga as the Faka-Sepitema, confirms membership of the church and an acceptance of a personal call from God.
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Friday 5 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special celebration of feasting and traditional dancing was held this afternoon, by Tongan Catholics at the 'Api Fo'ou College school ground.
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Friday 5 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soane Patita Paini Mafi was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue, in a Holy Mass last night.
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Tuesday 25 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' most sacred place in Tonga, the Tonga Temple was opened for public viewing today, Sept 25.
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