The new Anglican Dean of Wellington, the Very Rev Digby Wilkinson, has been installed as the seventh dean and vicar of the parish of Thorndon.
He was installed at the weekend at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, surrounded by leaders of the Central Baptist Church in Palmerston North, where he previously served.
He described the service as "the first steps of an unexpected journey" for him and his family.
Digby is an ordained Anglican priest but has spent most of the past 20 years in the Baptist Church. He was formally presented to the Bishop of Wellington, the Rt Rev Justin Duckworth, before being installed.
Meanwhile, one of Auckland's longest-serving Catholic bishops was buried on Friday. Bishop John Mackey, 96, died peacefully after a short illness at St Joseph's Home in Ponsonby a week ago. A requiem mass will be celebrated today for the bishop.
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