The Rev’d Kate Bottley

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Originally from Sheffield, the Reverend Kate Bottley is a priest in North Nottinghamshire. Ordained in 2008, she is passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. Kate was not raised in a church-going family, and started going to church because she fancied the local vicar’s son. They have been married since 1998 and have two children.

In 2012 Kate did a dance as part of a wedding flashmob which subsequently went viral, with more than seven million hits on YouTube; it was this that led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and National Television Award-winning series show Gogglebox.

She presents BBC Radio 2’s weekly show, Good Morning Sunday, with Jason Mohammed. Kate is a frequent guest contributor on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought on The Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show and presented the station’s The Sunday Hour.

Kate is regular presenter on Songs of Praise (BBC 1). She fronted Alone With the In-Laws (BBC 2) and In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1.

She has also made guest appearances on Celebrity Masterchef, Hairy Bikers Cracking ChristmasThe One ShowRip Off Britain (BBC 1) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for BBC 2’s The Pilgrimage.

Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and Radio Times.

She is taking a break from full-time parish ministry, but will continue to take church services and officiate at weddings and funerals, as part of a wider remit which will include writing and broadcasting projects.

Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a seven year old retired racing greyhound called Buster.

Reverend Kate Bottley is available for after dinner speeches, motivational talks and conference speaking.
 Twitter @revkatebottley

On behalf of everyone at Leeds Trinity I just wanted to say a massive thank you again for returning to campus and giving the most amazing talk. I also want to thank you for all the time you gave so many people and how you welcomed everyone in to the auditorium. The talk had everything. It was entertaining, insightful, honest and inspiring and there was a huge buzz with everyone who was there. People will be talking about this for a long time!

Leeds Trinity University - Alumni and Students’ Event 2018


I just wanted to drop a line to say how much everyone loved Kate speaking at our conference. She is a force of nature! Her story is inspiring and hilarious and she was exactly what we wanted for our event. Kate took extra time meeting and greeting our delegates…!

Church School Leadership Programme Conference 2018


Our members really enjoyed her as she was really down to earth and funny.

Autumn Conference for Derbyshire WI 2016