The Revd Richard Bastable

Fr Richard Bastable is vicar of the parish of St Luke, Uxbridge Road, London.

968956_10151264106947614_1332515142_n richb“I was a pastoral assistant in Camden Town in 2005-6. It was a great year! It gave me a real taste of parish life in a busy, exciting, multicultural environment. The pastoral assistants were well supported by the clergy and the people – and we worked hard! From preaching to home communions, hospital visiting to bingo calling, organizing children’s activities to preparing Confirmation candidates – there was never a dull moment! My year in the parish was an excellent preparation for theological college and my experiences there continue to influence and shape my ministry as a priest today. I would recommend such an experience to anyone who is serious about serving God and his people.”