Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Installation of New Dean as Cathedral Golden Jubilee begins

Installation of New Dean as Cathedral Golden Jubilee begins

The new Anglican Dean of Wellington will be installed and welcomed on Sunday January 26th The Reverend Digby Wilkinson describes the service as the ‘first steps of an unexpected journey’ for him and his family. Digby is an ordained Anglican priest.

But most of his 20 years in ministry have been in the Baptist Church and he comes to the role after six years as leader of Palmerston North’s Central Baptist.

Digby, his wife Jane, and family will be led into the Cathedral on Sunday to be
welcomed by people he will minister with; the Cathedral community, diocesan colleagues, and the wider community of Wellington.

“Jane and I have great hopes for what is yet to come as we join these communities,” he says. “There is the day-to-day life of the Cathedral declaring the ministry of Christ, the Thorndon community as well as diocesan life and leadership. Taken together there are a number of tasks and joys to look forward in Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

“All the tasks and possibilities can seem a bit daunting so it is a step at a time and that this ministry will begin with prayer in the installation service,” says Digby.

“To act as a Christian priest who proclaims the message of Jesus I need to get to know the people, the issues, the context and the culture on the streets as well as the many neighbours of the Cathedral. Those neighbours include Parliament, the courts, defence forces and the New Zealand Police. I am looking forward to joining the wider Christian community which brings the message of the gospel, telling of God’s grace and hope to these contexts.”

The service is at the beginning of the 50th the central city. Digby describes his role as to build on what has already been in the ministry of the Cathedral and to reach out to others whom, like him, may step into the Cathedral on their spiritual journey.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news