Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler


Political interests:

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on welfare reform.

Other interests: The north-east, foreign affairs, children & young people/ families, immigration & refugees, international development.

Parliamentary Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2014 as Bishop of Durham.

Committees and All Party Groups

Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Families in the Early Years, 2017 –

Co-chair, All Party Parliamentary Group for Parents and Families, 2015-16

Recent parliamentary contributions.

Biographical Details:

Born: 1955

Nottingham University BA 1977
Wycliffe Hall Oxford BA 1982
Deacon 1983, Priest 1984
Curate All Saints Wandsworth 1983-1987
Inner London Scripture Union 1987-1992
NSM St Paul’s Eeast Ham Chelmsford 1987-1994
St Mary w St Stephen’s Walthamstow 1994 -1997
St Luke’s Walthamstow 1994 -1997
Archdeacon Waltham Forest 2000-2004
Suffrigan Bishop Southampton Winchester 2004 – 2009
Bishop Southwell and Nottingham 2009 – 2014
Bishop of Durham 2014-

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)

Contact details:
The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW

Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NR

Tel: 01388602576

Twitter: @BishopPaulB

More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found at the Diocese of Durham website.

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