Our Chaplaincy Team
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Our Chaplain — Father Peter Geldard
Father Peter Geldard is the Catholic Chaplain for the University of Kent.
He runs the Catholic Society together with the
He tries to be available in his office in Eliot
College each day from 11am until 2pm, and he is the only Chaplain who is always
available for 24 hours each day and during the University vacations.
Fr Peter combines his clerical duties with having his own plane (and a
commercial pilot’s licence!), and he is the only priest to be a public licencee
— for the Chaplaincy Bar, The Barque Inn. He is careful, though, not to
mix the two: “Always 24 hours between bottle & throttle!”
The Catholic Herald — the main Catholic newspaper in the UK — in
an article “What have ex-Anglicans done for us?” (18th July 2008) says:
“Some former Anglican priests are now married Catholic priests. Some are
parish priests in all but name; others have made first-rate university and
school chaplains. Fr Peter Geldard, chaplain to the University of Kent at
Canterbury, has evangelised a whole generation of students; he truly is a
Phone/fax at St John Stone House: (01227) 462198
Internal phone at office: 3348 or (01227) 82 3348
Mobile phone: 07970 CATSOC 
Past Members of the Chaplaincy Team
Father Ramon Frias is a native Brooklynite who loves travelling,
singing and meeting new people. While he was in Canterbury, Fr Ray lectured
at the Franciscan International Study Centre and was
our Chaplain’s Assistant from 2003 to 2004. Among his many ministries,
Fr Ray has been a University Chaplain, a psychiatric social worker/therapist,
and a parish priest. After his time in Canterbury he went back to New York.
Sister Bonnie Moser comes from Atlanta, Canada, and is a Sister of
the Faithful Companions of Jesus. She was
our Chaplain’s Assistant from 2001 to 2003. Although very involved with the
Generalate of her community, she used to be on campus as much as possible.
Sr Bonnie initiated our Advent and
Lent retreats at Broadstairs. After her
time in England she returned to Canada.
Frances McFarlane is a genuine Scotswoman from Aberdeen. After being Cathsoc
President for two years, she was our Chaplain’s Assistant from 2000 to 2001.
She then went back to Scotland to become a social worker for young people.
The University Chaplaincy website