Catholic Church Kilsyth

Father Thomas Watt

Fr Thomas Watt was born in Glasgow in 1912. At the age of 18 he entered Campion House Osterly where he was educated for 2 years between 1930 and 1932. He then entered Oscott College Birmingham where he studied for 6 years between 1932 and 1938. He was ordained a Priest in Edinburgh in 1938.

His first appointment was at Holy Cross Edinburgh where he served as assistant Priest for a year between 1938 and 1939. He was then transferred to St Andrew's Edinburgh in 1939 for a 2 year post as assistant Priest in that Parish. It was from St Andrew's Edinburgh that he was transferred here to Kilsyth in 1941 where he was only to stay for a year before moving on to St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh for a year where he served again as assistant Priest 1942 to 1943.

A slightly longer posting of 2 years in Lennoxtown 1943 - 1945 was to follow. His last recorded position is as assistant Priest is at Hawick 1945 to 1946.

source: Scottish Secular Clergy 1879 to 1989 pg 66

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