Rev. Keith Watson, Deacon 2006-2019

Deacon Keith Watson Born 3rd May 1947 in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire and baptised Anglican, Keith married Christine in 1970 and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He received a BA (Hons) degree in law in 1977 and was called to the Degree of the Utter Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1979. He is a Barrister-at Law and Commissioner for Oaths. From 1979 to 1997, when he took early retirement, Keith worked in local government and at the British Railways Board.From May 2000 he worked as a part-time tutor teaching A-Level law to adults and international students. Until 1982 Keith had no religious propensities. After first attending several Church of England churches, Keith and Christine were confirmed in the Roman Catholic faith in 1986. Having begun training for the diaconate in Nottingham in the 1990s (interrupted due to family and work commitments), Keith completed his training in Northamptonshire diocese. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate at Holy Trinity RC Church, Desborough on Wednesday 1st February 2006. His duties included acting as chaplain to the Knights of Saint Columba and spiritual director to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Keith retired as Deacon of St. Edward’s Parish in August 2019.