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Retirement of Rt Revd Paul Butler

EDM (Early Day Motion) 420: tabled on 22 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House gives its best wishes to the Rt Revd Paul Butler, the 79th Bishop of Durham, in his retirement; notes that Bishop Butler has served as Bishop of Durham for ten years; further notes the rich history of the diocese of Durham, a diocese that stretches back into the medieval world; acknowledges his advocacy of the poor and for refugees in the diocese and in the Other Place; commends Bishop Butler for his advocacy of the North East; recalls that Bishop Butler’s first sermon was rooted in the Parable of the Mustard Seed; thanks Bishop Paul for his role in the Durham miners’ service; and extends its best wishes to Rosemary and Bishop Paul’s entire family.