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Reverend Scott Watts

Deputy lead chaplain

I joined the CUH Team in September 2022 as a deputy lead chaplain.
Reverend Scott Watts

My current role

As a chaplain, I am interested in the benefits to patients of holistic care and I enjoy working alongside people of all faiths and none.

My academic interests include all aspects of pastoral theology, particularly exploring the links between pastoral care and mission.

Previous history

Prior to starting work at CUH, I was a team vicar in a large rural team ministry and looked after six parishes in the north Cotswolds / Vale of Evesham.

In previous roles, I served as lead chaplain of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and as chaplain of Sue Ryder – St John's Hospice. Before my ordination in Ely Cathedral in 2003, I was a civil servant, working mainly in human resources and secretariat roles.

I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2018 with a Master of Arts degree in pastoral theology.

Membership and accreditations

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Board Registered Chaplain with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Personal interests

Away from work, I usually have a Basset Hound or two somewhere nearby and and I enjoy walking, crossword puzzles, playing the euphonium and reading.