Catherine Ogle

The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle (born 12 May 1961) is a British Anglican priest. Since February 2017, she has been the Dean of Winchester. She was previously the Dean of Birmingham (2010–2017), and a parish priest in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds and the Diocese of Wakefield.

The Very Reverend
Catherine Ogle
Dean of Winchester
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of Winchester
In office11 February 2017 to present
Other postsDean of Birmingham (2010–2017)
Ordination1988 (deacon)
1994 (priest)
Personal details
Born12 May 1961 (age 57)
Upminster, London, England

Early life

Ogle was born on 12 May 1961 in Upminster, London, England. She is the daughter of Henry Charles Ogle and Josephine Ogle (née Bathard).[1] She was educated at Perse School for Girls, an independent school in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. She studied at the University of Leeds, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Westcott House.[2]

Ordained ministry

She was ordained deacon in 1988, then served as assistant curate at St Mary's Church, Middleton, Leeds[3] from 1988 to 1991.[1] She then worked as a Religious Programmes Editor with BBC Leeds[4] from 1991 to 1995.[1] She was ordained priest in 1994 and served as priest in charge of Woolley with West Bretton[5] from 1995 to 2001.[1] Catherine became Vicar of Huddersfield in 2001. She was also chaplain at the University of Huddersfield[6] from 2003 to 2006 and was made an honorary Canon at Wakefield Cathedral in 2008.[1] In 2010, she was appointed Dean of Birmingham.[7][8] She became Dean of Winchester in February 2017.


  1. ^ a b c d e "OGLE, Very Rev. Catherine : Who's Who". Retrieved 2015-04-18.
  2. ^ University class lists: Leeds The Times (London, England), 2 August 1982, p. 7.
  3. ^ Church news The Times (London, England), Thursday, November 19, 1992; pg. 22; Issue 64494
  4. ^ Church news. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 15, 1995; pg. 21; Issue 65267
  5. ^ Church news The Times (London, England), Tuesday, April 10, 2001; pg. 22; Issue 67109
  6. ^ Huddersfield Daily Examiner
  7. ^ Birmingham Post
  8. ^ ‘OGLE, Very Rev. Catherine’, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, Oct 2014 accessed 10 Dec 2014
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Wilkes
Dean of Birmingham
Succeeded by
Preceded by
James Atwell
Dean of Winchester
2017 onwards

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