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Canon Roger Royle

Canon Roger Royle

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Canon Roger Royle, is an Anglican priest, broadcaster and writer. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1962 and his first curacy was in Portsea, Portsmouth. During his career, he served as Conduct and Senior Chaplain of Eton College. Roger believed he had two vocations, one was to be a priest and the other to be a communicator. On leaving Eton in 1979 he became a freelance broadcaster, speaker and journalist working mainly for BBC radio and television and IPC magazines while serving as a non-stipendiary priest. He also began working as a promoter of the preventative medicine campaign for Save the Children.

As well as presenting his own television series he has hosted BBC’s Songs of Praise and been a regular contributor to radio including Pause for Thought, Stop the Week, The John Dunn Show and Start the Week.

In 1990 he was honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury with a Lambeth Degree in recognition for his work in media. He is now a Canon Emeritus of Southwark Cathedral and in November 2016 he became Hon. Chaplain to the Lord Mayor of London.