Accusations of Racism and Mistaken Identity

Last night (Saturday 30th May 2020), a person called Adam Wilkinson posted a racist and vile photograph referring to the death of George Floyd. Overnight, some have confused this person with Adam John Wilkinson the lay pastor at Jesmond Methodist Church. We want to make explicitly clear that Adam John Wilkinson is not the person in the picture, was not the person posting the picture and has no connection whatsoever with this picture. We condemn this picture and stand against racism in all its forms.

With regards to the on-going threats levelled at Adam, family and friends is now being dealt with by the Police.

Alison Wilkinson

Methodist Minister at Jesmond Methodist Church and Shieldfield Art Works

Adam John Wilkinson

Lay Pastor & Student and Young Adult Worker

Newcastle Central and East Circuit