Powell, Hugh; John Habgood (b.1927), Bishop of Durham (1973-1983); Auckland Castle; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/john-habgood-b-1927-bishop-of-durham-19731983-43617 Copyright Auckland Castle

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is amongst many church leaders to give tribute to his predecessor John Habgood later Archbishop of York.

Bishop Paul said: “The sad news of John Habgood’s death yesterday calls us to give thanks for his ministry as Bishop of Durham from 1973-83. He was translated to York from here.

“Alongside his leadership of the Diocese through these years his contribution to Science and Religion was immense. His legacy in this regard continues to be significant in Durham today. His family are in our prayers.”