Roger Royle is an Anglican priest, broadcaster and writer. He was ordained in 1962 and after serving his first curacy at St Mary’s Portsea, Portsmouth, his second curacy was on a housing estate in South London. After spending three years as a minor canon at Southwark Cathedral he spent three years setting up a new project between a local parish and Eton College before becoming Eton’s Conduct and Senior Chaplain.
On leaving Eton 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 spend time as Chaplain of a school and college for youngsters with physical disabilities.
In 1990 he was honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury with a Lambeth Degree in recognition for his work in the media. He is now a Canon Emeritus of Southwark Cathedral. In November 2016 he will become Hon. Chaplain to the Lord Mayor of London. He is also Hon Chaplain to the Royal Variety Charity and The Saints and Sinners Club of London. He is a patron of three charities and of a housing association. Roger is also the face of the Friends of a national charity.