It was announced today,  Friday 2nd September that the Queen has approved the appointment of The Very Rev Catherine Ogle as  female Dean of Winchester. In 1994 she was among the first females to be ordained priest in the Church of England and served her first incumbency from 1995 to 2001 as Priest in Charge of Woolley with West Bretton in Wakefield Diocese. Since 2010 she has been Dean of Birmingham.

Read more from the Diocese of Birmingham HERE and from the Diocese of Winchester HERE.

WATCH offers many congratulations to Catherine and prayers for her new ministry.