The election of the Right Reverend Paul Butler as the 74th Bishop of Durham was confirmed at York Minster on Monday.
The service was led by the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Dr
John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, and bestows legal title as Bishop of
Durham to Bishop Butler.
Bishop Butler, formerly Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, will not
start his public ministry in Durham until he has met the Queen and taken
an oath acknowledging her as Sovereign and Supreme Governor of the
Church of England, and is enthroned and installed at a service of
inauguration in Durham Cathedral on 22 February.
He will later enter the House of Lords as a Lord Spiritual, one of
five automatic members alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
and the Bishops of London and Winchester.