Bishop of Durham's election confirmed

The Right Reverend Paul Butler will start work as the Bishop of Durham next month. Credit: Church of England
The Archbishop of York John Sentamu led the confirmation service at York Minster. Credit: Church of England

The Right Reverend Paul Butler has had his election as Bishop of Durham confirmed.

The confirmation service, led by the Archbishop of York John Sentamu in a service at York Minster, means that the Right Reverend Paul Butler is now legally the Bishop of Durham. However, he will not start his ministry until 22nd February.