People crowded the aisles and craned their necks from all angles to see Wellington’s new Anglican Bishop ordained today.
About 2000 people packed Wellington Cathedral to see Justin Duckworth installed as the capital’s new bishop.
……As someone who has always shied away from the mainstream church, Mr Duckworth acknowledges he would not have been on many people’s list of likely contenders but believes he now has a mandate to shake things up.
“I’m just there to help them do that. I think we recognised that we needed to, in some sense, re-engage with younger generations and work out how to make sure that the church doesn’t die in the next few generations. It is a little bit of pressure but it is also a lovely generous thing.”