PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
Regulatory News Search


The Queen has approved that the Rev Derek Richard Watson MA, Rector of St Luke and Christ Church, Chelsea in the Diocese of London, should he appointed to the Deanery of Salisbury in succession to the Very Rev the Honourable Hugh Geoffrey Dickinson MA DipTh on his resignation of 31 August 1996.

The Rev Derek Watson was born in 1938, educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge (BA 1961, MA 1965) and Cuddesdon Theological College, and was ordained Deacon in 1964 and Priest in 1965.

Since then his ministry has been:

1966-70 Chaplain, Christ's College, Cambridge

1970-73 Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark

1973-78 Vicar, Surbiton St Mark and then Surbiton St Andrew and St Mark

1978-82 Canon Residentiary and Treasurer, Southwark Cathedral Diocesan

  • Director of Ordinands, Southwark Diocese

1982-87 Priest in Charge then Rector, Chelsea St Luke (London)

1987- Rector, Chelsea St Luke and Christ Church

1994- Area Dean, Chelsea

Mr Watson is married to the Rev Sheila Watson, currently senior selection secretary to the Advisory Board for Ministry.


Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos and customised feeds just for media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Contact us now to find out how we can help you

Get content for your website

Enhance your website's or blog's content with PR Newswire's customised real-time news feeds.
Start today.



Contact PR Newswire

Send us an email at or call us at +44 (0)20 7454 5382



Become a PR Newswire client

Request more information about PR Newswire products & services or call us at +44 (0)20 7454 5382


  1. Products & Services
  2. Knowledge Centre
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Meet the Media
  5. Contact PR Newswire