Dean of Winchester: Catherine Ogle

Press release from Number 10

Dean of Winchester: Catherine Ogle

From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street
First published: 2 September 2016

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church, Winchester.

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, MA, MPhil, DLitt, Dean of Birmingham, to be appointed to the Deanery of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and of Saint Swithun in Winchester, on the resignation of the Very Reverend James Edgar Atwell, MA, BD, ThM on 14 July 2016.

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The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, (aged 55) studied at Leeds University, and then at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She studied for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge 1985 to 1988. Her first curacy was at St Mary, Middleton in Ripon diocese from 1988 to 1991. From 1991 to 1995 she was Religious Programmes Editor at BBC Radio Leeds and attached to St Margaret of Antioch, in inner city Leeds.

In 1994 she was among the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England and served her first incumbency from 1995 to 2001 as Priest in Charge of Woolley with West Bretton in Wakefield Diocese. From 2001 to 2010 she was Vicar of St Peter’s, Huddersfield Parish Church, also in the diocese of Wakefield. From 2003 to 2006 she was Chaplain at the University of Huddersfield. From 2008 to 2010 she was Honorary Canon at Wakefield Cathedral and Rural Dean of Huddersfield. Since 2010 she has been Dean of Birmingham.

The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle is married to Robin Goater, an accountant currently Finance Director of a local mental health charity. They have 1 son, Thomas, who is studying to be a teacher.

Her interests include the arts, broadcasting, hospitality and walking.

The Winchester diocesan website has A new Dean for Winchester Cathedral.

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What a fantastic appointment! Catherine is an ideal choice for Winchester and at last the Leadership Team has a woman as part of the team. Best news all week!

Fr William

Oh goodie. Another hospitable dean.

Rod Gillis
Rod Gillis

Apparently Matthew 5:48 is taken quite literally by some. Given the over reaction on this site to the perceived flaws of church appointees, most of whom as a wild colonial boy I’ve never heard of, this beginning paragraph of an article I read this morning jumped out at me. “Amidst the constant cacophony of online outrage, what with the vicious trolling, public shaming and revelations of every minor personal failing, is it possible to be considered truly virtuous?” Good Question. The subject of the article? Why it is none other than the reaction to the canonization of Mother Theresa as… Read more »