Chris Lloyd

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INTERVIEW The Bishop of Durham, who retires today, talks about pomp, poverty and Rwanda

“THERE was a point in the service when the coronation had taken place, and we went behind the altar for two minutes before we came out for the communion,” says the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Paul Butler, sitting in his functional office in Auckland Castle while reliving the pomp, the glory, the gold and the splendour of a historic day in Westminster Abbey, “and as we walked through, I was holding the sceptre – the sceptre! – and I thought how did I ever come to hold this?