Katie is our Interim Chaplain at St Hugh’s for this academic year (2022-2024). Katie is a priest in the Church of England, ordained in 2003 at Derby Cathedral, and has served as a Vicar in Derbyshire and Sheffield. She and her family moved to Oxford in 2019, when Katie took up the part time role of Disability Adviser for the Oxford Diocese, a role she continues alongside her role here at St Hugh’s.
As Chaplain, she is responsible for the life and worship within the Chapel (Main Building) as well as being available to the whole College community for spiritual wellbeing. Katie has oversight of the College Choir, Choral and Organ Scholars, and Chapel Music Tutor. In addition to routine services, she welcomes inquiries about baptisms, confirmations, weddings and other events.
Katie’s usual room is 24 Main Building, so if the door is open just knock and come in. If you would prefer to make an appointment, please send her an email. Her usual working hours at St Hugh’s are mornings (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) and Sunday evenings (Evensong 6.15pm in the Chapel, followed by dinner for attendees of the service). Occasionally she may have her dog with her, who loves walks!
Katie is also an author, writing Pilgrims in the Dark with the co-founders of the group Disability and Jesus (@DisabilityJ on Twitter), as well as Grove Booklets Worship and Disability: A Kingdom for All and Being Disabled, Being Human: Challenging Society’s Perception of Disability and Personhood
Katie loves narrowboats and being on the canal, drinking real ale, listening to music (anything from Mozart to Queen!) and sitting in the sunshine for a chat.