About Dr Chris Watson

Dr Chris Watson was for many years a Lecturer in English at La Trobe University, with a special interest in poetry. He has taught in other Universities in Australia and abroad.

On leaving the University he became Dean of Studies with the International College of Celebrancy. His work in preparing many celebrants for their careers has given him an excellent understanding of the importance and variety of ceremonies in our lives.

His understanding has been enriched by ongoing studies in a number of languages and cultures.

His Ph.D studied poems of John Donne and Andrew Marvell, and he loves an opportunity to include literary works in a ceremony, especially those by his favourite poets from earlier centuries.

Dr Chris Watson
Funeral Celebrant
of Ivanhoe and Daylesford

I am Located at:
19 Langs Rd.,
Ivanhoe 3079

My contact details are:
03 9499 4977
messmate@netspace.net.au

My Website is:
This one!

My Associations are:
ICC Alumni and Friends

I Provide the Following Ceremonies:
Funerals and/or memorial services (I have retired from Marriage Celebrancy as I wish to concentrate on Funerals and some other ceremonies. The photos and comments below I am leaving here as a record of my experience as a marriage celebrant and of the celebrant role in general.)

Renewal of Vows
Name-Giving
Any other ceremony

Qualifications:
Advanced Diplomas of Marriage Celebrancy, Funeral Celebrancy, General Celebrancy Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy.
B,A. (Hons.) (University of Melbourne)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
B.Theol. (Melbourne College of Divinity)
Trained by the International College of Celebrancy

Here are some photos taken during my time as a marriage celebrant: