Roger royle

Roger Royle (born 30 January 1939) is an Anglican priest and broadcaster. He has been most well known for presenting Sunday Half Hour on BBC Radio 2.

Early life

Royle's father, Reginald, was vicar of Lambeth degree for recognition of his work in the media.


Royle was ordained in 1962 and became a curate of Save the Children.


He has presented been a presenter on a number of television series:

Royle's BBC career has also included presenting:

He appeared on Pause for Thought on Terry Wogan's Radio 2 weekday show and writes a weekly column for Woman's Weekly.


On 4 March 2007 Royle declared that he would be standing down from his long standing position on Radio 2 presenting Sunday Half Hour, despite this he continues appearances on Pause for Thought on occasional weekday mornings. He still presents his usual Christmas Day early morning show on Radio 2 between 4.00 - 6.00am.

Published works

  • A Few Blocks from Broadway
  • Royle Exchange
  • To Have and To Hold
  • Picking Up the Pieces - A book about Mother Teresa


  • Pause for thought contributors

Video clips

  • Brinsworth House, presented by Royle

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