THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
The Conference of the year 1948 decided to amend and to rewrite the Constitution and the Laws of the Church. And that Conference established a Committee for that who were:
Prince Tungi, The President and the Secretary, Moulitoni Finau, Sione Filipe Tongilava and Afu Taumoepeau, and the President invited Manoa Havea in January, 1953 to be involved in it too.
The Secretary collated the decisions of the Conferences from years 1924 – 1952, and the Committee submitted their work to the Conference that met on the 7th day of July, 1953 and they approved of the work that was done by the Constitution Committee, and they requested that the Full Conference authorise the new Constitution. And at the Full Conference of 1954, they authorised it for use. (Refer to the Minutes Book of the Full Conference 1954 Q.6. p.15-19).
We certify to the effect that the law clauses that are contained in this Constitution are correct and approved in a ballot by the Conference of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga at Vava’u, 1953. And this was authorised by the Full Conference of 1954.
And I confirm on the 30th day of June, 1954.
(Signed by) A.E.McKAY
(Signed by) J. S. FAUPULA.