Dr Elaine Watts – Lay Minister
I was born and brought up in North Wales. I was a Senior Laboratory Technician in a school for 2 years before studying for a degree in Biological Sciences at Westfield College (now amalgamated with Queen Mary College), London University – where I also met my husband!
I went on to study for my doctorate in freshwater biology. During the time I was working for my doctorate I took part in two expeditions to study crater lakes, the first to Cameroun, West Africa, and the second to Indonesia (Java and Bali). I went on to do postdoctoral research at Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot. I left when I had our first child: I have two children and decided to be a “stay at home mum.”
I found myself being drawn into the life of the church and doing all sorts of things including Chairman of the Hall Committee and Parish Administrator; I was also a School Governor. After much searching and studying I was Licensed as a Lay Minister in November 2017 and now enjoy “reaching out and telling the story” to all the people in the parish and beyond.