Originally from Sheffield, the Reverend Kate Bottley is a priest in North Nottinghamshire. In 2012 Kate was part of a wedding flashmob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her role as one of the regular presenters on Channel 4's hit series Gogglebox.
She is also often seen on the BBC's Songs of Praise (BBC 1) and presented In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1. Kate is also a frequent contributor to the Pause for Thought feature on Chris Evans' Radio 2 Breakfast Show, for which she was awarded a Jerusalem Award in 2016. She also fronted the BBC Radio 2 documentary Believing in Beauty..
Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and the Radio Times. She is currently 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. She describes herself as being owned by a 7yr old retired racing greyhound called Buster.
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Feb 7, 2018, 19:30 hrs
An Audience with Rev Kate Bottley
The Blackwood Miners Institute