Philip Wills announced as next Diocesan Registrar (Picture Supplied)

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is delighted to confirm that the Diocese of Durham has a new Registrar. He is Philip Wills LL.M, who was until recently the deputy registrar of the Diocese.

Philip takes over from Hilary Monckton-Milnes LL.B who retired from the post at the end of March 2018. Hilary was registrar from 2004 and before that deputy registrar from 1997.

Each Diocese of the Church of England has two Legal Officers, the Chancellor and the Registrar, who may have deputies. The Diocesan Registrar, is the legal officer to the Diocese and the Diocesan Bishop.