London Notebook: 'Bishop' Durkan sends blessings
Mark Durkan recalled his days as a minister in the Executive during the debate on same-sex marriage.
"Under powers that came from the old position of Lord Lieutenant General in Ireland from the 17th century, I had to sign if a new Church of Ireland church was created," he told MPs.
"There was a wonderful vellum scroll and illuminated manuscript."
The SDLP man told his wife he "felt like a lay bishop in the Church of Ireland".