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.

In March 2016 Kate presented BBC One?s flagship Easter documentary In the Footsteps of Judas. She is also a frequent contributor to the Pause for Thought feature on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show and has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and Radio Times.

From September 2016 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.

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

Autumn Conference for Derbyshire WI 2016