Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby
I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Archbishop Fereimi Cama. This is a great shock to the whole Anglican Communion. On behalf of the whole Church of England and myself, I would like to offer deep condolences to Archbishop Fereimi’s family, to Archbishop Philip and Archbishop Don, to the Diocese of Polynesia, and to the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Please be assured of our prayers for you all.
Archbishop Fereimi’s wise and pastoral ministry expanded from the Diocese of Polynesia and the Province to the whole Anglican Communion. He was a strong leader on climate justice advocacy and natural disaster preparedness, which are profoundly important to the Pacific Islands and to us all.
I was very glad to have shared time with Archbishop Fereimi during our Primates’ Meeting in Jordan in early 2020, when he chaired an excellent session. His fellowship will be missed by all of the Primates.
I know that your brothers and sisters across the Anglican Communion will be holding you in prayer and love at this time. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22
in Christ +Justin Cantuar
Deep condolences from brothers and sisters of the Anglican Church of Burundi.
Most Rev Martin Nyaboho, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Burundi.
We are sad to learn that Archbishop Fereimi Cama passed away. May the Lord grant him eternal glory and peace while his family is in our thought and prayers. Most Rev Andrew Chan, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong Sheng Kong Hui.
Archbishop Philiip and Archbishop Don. Sending our message of comfort and prayers to you and Archbishop Cama’s family.
Most Rev Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church in South Africa.
My condolences and heavy heart for the great loss of a colleague and friend. Our prayers to his children and the Diocese of Polynesia, Aotearoa and NZ. RIP dear Archbishop Fereimi. Most Rev Leonard Dawea, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Melanesia.
Deep condolences from us in the Province of South East Asia.
Most Rev Melter Tais, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in South East Asia.
Condolences from Tanzania from the Most Rev Maimbo Mndowla, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Tanzania.
Deep condolences for the bereaved family members and his Diocese, from Bangladesh. Most Rev Samuel S Manikin, Archbishop and Primate of Bangladesh.
Our condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory with Christ. Most Rev Ezekiel Kondo, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Sudan.
Our sincere prayers and condolences for the whole Anglican family in Polynesia, Aotearoa and New Zealand in your sad loss. Most Rev Nick Drayson, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in South America.
Our most sincere condolences to the family and the Church in Polynesia. Most Rev Joel Pachao, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.
Most sincere condolences to the family and Church for the loss of our dear Archbishop. May the good Lord give strength and courage to the Church. Be sure of our prayers. Most Rev Albert Chama, Archbishop and Primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa.
Prayers and condolences from the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Eternal rest. Most Rev Michael Lewis, Archbishop and Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Prayers and condolences for our departed brother, his family and his colleagues in this their moment of bereavement. Most Rev Howard Gregory, Archbishop and Primate of the West Indies.
Deep sympathy on the death of Archbishop Fereimi Cama - with prayers for his family and all who mourn. May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory! Most Rev Linda Nicholls, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Most condolences to the family. Rest In Peace. Most Rev Stephen Than Myint Oo, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Myanmar.
Prayers from South Sudan for God's consolation to the family and all Christians in the province. May His Soul rest in peace and raise in glory. Most Rev Justin Badi, Archbishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the Province of South Sudan.
Our heartfelt sympathy to his family and the Province. Archbishop John McDowell, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.
We are in solidarity with you at this great loss and sadness for the death of Archbishop Fereimi. May the faith and hope we have in the Resurrection be the consolation for family and Church. +Paz a su alma.
Most Rev Julio Murray, Primate of IARCA and Bishop of Panama.
Please be assured of love and prayers for the whole Province, for his colleagues and for his family.
Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Episcopal Church of Scotland.
Our prayers for his soul. Deep condolences to his family. Most Rev Enrique Trevino, Primate of the Anglican Church of México.
Bishop of Lincoln, Bishop of Grimsby, Bishop of Grantham and Dean of Lincoln
We write to you to express our sadness and our prayers for the loss of your shepherd, Archbishop Fereimi Cama.
Since news of the Archbishop’s death there have been prayers offered for him, for his family, and for the diocese of Polynesia during worship in the Cathedral. We remember with gratitude his leadership on advocating for care of creation and his visit to the diocese of Lincoln as part of the conference on climate change in 2019. Archbishop Fereimi preached in the cathedral and led the delegation as the Lord’s prayer was sung in Fijian.
We also send our deep condolences to his fellow primates, Archbishop Philip and Archbishop Don, and the wider church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia. Please be assured of our continuing prayers during your time of mourning.
Please be assured members of the bishop's staff will join the livestream from Lincoln and be with you in prayer.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln,
Rt Rev Dr David Court, Bishop of Grimsby
Rt Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham
Very Rev Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln
Most Rev Kanishka Raffel, Archbishop of Sydney
Greetings in the name of our Risen Saviour.
This brings the sincere condolence and deep sympathy of the people and clergy of the Diocese of Sydney, and the Province of New South Wales on the sad news of the death of our brother in the Lord, Archbishop Fereimi, Bishop of Polynesia and Primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
As you may recall, we shared together in a zoom call last year with Archbishop Fereimi, before my election as Archbishop of Sydney. I thank God for his humble, prayerful and courageous witness and service of the Lord Jesus. We give thanks to God for Archbishop Fereimi’s life and ministry and pray for his family, and Province that all would be comforted by the Holy Spirit and renewed in the hope of the resurrection.
I am sorry that the funeral will be affected by our current shared difficulties with COVID-19. May the Lord strengthen and enable all those who participate, and those who mourn.
Grace and peace to you all from the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father.
Archbishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of New South Wales