The Baptist family of churches in New Zealand have publicly congratulated Digby Wilkinson on his appointment as Dean of Wellington Cathedral.
The Rev Craig Vernall, who is the National Leader of the Baptist movement here, has issued a statement noting the gifts Digby bring to his new task, and the “transformational process of restoration” he has been through.
Pastor Vernall also celebrates Digby’s journey towards becoming Dean in terms of the wider body of Christ.
His full statement follows:
“As a Baptist family of churches we congratulate Digby Wilkinson on his appointment as Dean to the Wellington Cathedral.
“He is a fine communicator and minister and is very well supported by his wife Jane and their family.
“Digby has undergone a rigorous and transformational process of restoration since his conviction a decade ago.
“As Baptists we were very impressed with the integrity and transparency he displayed throughout this process. Of which no small part is attributable to the care and support of Rev. Brian Hamilton of the Holy Trinity Anglican church in Tauranga.
“It's tremendous to see this cross pollination of Christian traditions strengthening the body of Christ in our land.”