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St Agnes Mothers Union Transit House caters for the budget traveller, offering great value for money with very clean and tidy accommodation in the centre of Honiara. 

The Melanesian Mission was founded in 1849 when George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, visited the Solomon Islands. A few years later, John Coleridge Patterson joined him and was consecrated first Bishop of Melanesia on St. Matthias' Day, 1861.

The Mothers' Union was founded on the islands of Santa Isabel and Malaita in 1930 and 1931. Flourishing branches developed in both places, and later extended through the country.

The development of the Mothers' Union has helped to transform the lives of the people, through their faith strengthening Christian ideals of marriage and motherhood . The Transit House in Honiara provides accommodation for rural members attending courses and also provides accommodation for visitors passing through Honiara from overseas .


Betsy has been working as a front desk officer for St. Agnes Mothers Union Transit Lodge since 2001 until now it is about 10 years. She's also the caretaker and an active member of the Mothers Union.