Bishop of Durham

The Bishop of Durham role is currently in vacancy following the retirement of The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham. Please visit the Vacancy in See page for further information. 

The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow will become Acting Bishop of Durham until a new bishop is selected.


Contact details for the Bishop of Jarrow

Email: | Tel: (0191) 491 0917 

Personal Assistant: Mrs Sarah Thompson
Email: | Tel: (0191) 491 0917

Contact regarding the Bishop's diary and correspondence.


Bishop of Durham's office: 

Bishop’s Chaplain: The Revd Dr Chris Knights
Email:  Tel: 07486 425069
Contact regarding: Pastoral matters relating to clergy, liturgical arrangements for services the Bishop is involved in, Permission to Officiate applications and renewals

Personal Assistant: Mrs Jo Dowsett 
Email: | Tel: (01388) 602 576
Contact regarding: Bishop’s diary and correspondence

Assistant Secretary: Mrs Rachael Cleasby 
Email: | Tel: (01388) 602 576
Contact regarding: Lay Ministry authorisation renewals, General enquiries

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