Fr Christopher Basden ( Pictured in center )
Fr. Christopher was born in Egypt to an English Catholic mother and an American Baptist father. He was educated in the Salesian College, Beirut and schools in Iran. Then he went to university at Georgetown in Washington DC and finally Wonersh Seminary. He was Ordained in Wimbledon by an Irish Dominican Bishop from Iran on 15th December 1979. He began his priesthood in the county of Kent! His first parish was in Ashford, then Welling, then Maidstone, then a sabbatical with his parents (now both deceased) in the USA and finally 24 years as Parish Priest in St.Bede’s Clapham Park. He looks forward very much to being of service to you all. For many years he has known the nuns at Minster as he shares their interest in helping the Christians in the Middle East. Fr. Leszek knows Fr. Christopher well, as he lived at St.Bede’s in 1999 before going on the missions and in 2009 when he returned.
We are very happy and blessed to have Fr Christopher at The Catholic Parish Of Ramsgate & Minster. We all welcome him with open arms and offer our prayer’s. With his spiritual guidance our parish will flourish. Thank’s be to God!