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Tuesday 20 April 2004

Suffragan See of Southampton

20 April 2004

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Paul Roger Butler BA, Team Rector of the Parish of Walthamstow in succession to the Right Reverend Jonathan Michael Gledhill MA on his elevation to the See of Lichfield in July 2003.

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Canon Butler (aged 48) was educated at Nottingham University where he took a BA in 1977. He trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. From 1983 to 1987 he was a Curate at All Saints with Holy Trinity, Wandsworth, Southwark. From 1987 to 1992 he moved to the Scripture Union as Inner London Evangelist and was then Deputy Head of Mission from 1992 to 1994. From 1987 to 1994 he was a Non Stipendiary Minister at East Ham St Paul, Chelmsford. From 1994 to 1997 he was Priest-in-Charge at Walthamstow St Mary with St Stephen and also Priest-in-Charge at Walthamstow St Luke, Chelmsford. Since 1997 he has been Team Rector of the Parish of Walthamstow. Since 2000 he has been Area Dean of Walthamstow and from 2001 Honorary Canon of Byumba, Rwanda.

Paul Butler is married to Rosemary and they have four children, three teenagers and one aged ten. His interests include reading, writing, travel, gardening and music.

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