Bishop of Wellington - the Right Reverend Justin Duckworth
The Bishop oversees the mission and ministry within our diocese by keeping the church true to its calling and by being the "shepherd of shepherds", leading and caring for our clergy and leaders.
On Saturday 30 June 2012 the Right Reverend Justin Charles Hopkins Duckworth was ordained a Bishop of the Anglican Church in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.
The Episcopal Ordination Service was co presided over by two of the Primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Archbishops David Moxon and Winston Halapua. His installation as the 11th Bishop of Wellington followed seamlessly on from this service.
Bishop Justin has been at the cutting edge of mission and ministry in Wellington for 25 years. He was a co-founder and leader of Urban Vision, which runs houses in some of Wellington's neighbourhoods, in which young Christians live alongside folk from the margins. Justin and his wife Jenny also pioneered Ngatiawa, a contemporary monastery which provides a welcome to those who are struggling, those seeking prayerful retreat, and those seeking a missional lifestyle.
Related Stories Episcopal Ordination Bulletin and Photo Story
Follow the link for a wonderful photo story of the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Justin Duckworth | Photo Story >
Thanks to Jay Berryman for these wonderful photos.
Video of Episcopal Ordination Service
Click here to watch the Episcopal Ordination of the Rt Reverend Justin Charles Hopkins Duckworth which took place in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on 30 June 2012 at 1.30pm. | Video of Episcopal Ordination Service >
Order of Service
For a copy of last Saturday's Order of Service click here:
An Interview with the Bishop-Elect April 2012
Archdeacon Bernard Faull, Diocesan Administrator & Registrar interviews the Bishop-Elect regarding the announcement that he will be the 11th Bishop of Wellington:
Prophet in Dreadlocks As a result of The Reverend Justin Duckworth being elected 11th Bishop of Wellington the Media Officer for the Anglican Church, Lloyd Ashton, has précised the article on Urban Vision and The Reverend Justin Duckworth, that he wrote for the Advent 2011 edition of Anglican Taonga.
The restoration of the church will surely come from a new monasticism which has in common with the old only the uncompromising attitude of a life lived following Christ according to the Sermon on the Mount. I believe it is now time to call people together to do this.
(Extract from a January 1935 letter to his brother, Karl-Friedrich Bonhoeffer.)