– Rt Revd Paul Butler
”I will continue the work I have been doing as Advocate for Children and in Safeguarding and I would also be delighted to take up the reins as patron of the Darlington Foundation for Jobs started by Archbishop Justin when he was here - if they will have me.
“I will also seek to maintain my Anglican Communion connections and look forward to discovering more about the world church links that the Diocese holds, especially in Lesotho.”
It has been confirmed by Downing Street that the next Bishop of Durham Designate is The Rt Revd Paul Butler.
Currently Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Bishop Paul was installed at Southwell Minster in 2010. He was consecrated at Southwark Cathedral in 2004 and served as Bishop of Southampton until his move to Southwell.
The new Bishop of Durham is The Rt Revd Paul Butler, who is currently Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham.