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  • Rev. Richard Kelley
  • Chaplain
  • Phone: 603-882-0632

In addition to being a chaplain at Thomas More College Fr. Richard Kelley is the pastor of St. Christopher Church in Nashua. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and is a 1961 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School. His seminary studies took place in Boston, plus at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, and at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. For a period of time during the mid 1960s, he performed inner city Social Work, living in Kansas City, Missouri. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 20, 1972 at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, NH. After serving in various parishes throughout New Hampshire, he came to Saint Christopher Parish as pastor in 2000. In addition to his parish responsibilities, Fr. Kelley has served on several committees for the Diocese of Manchester over the years. He was formerly the Dean of the Keene Deanery and at the present time he also serves as Chaplain to the Nashua Police Department. Fr. Kelley is very interested in history (especially Church History and American History) and in Genealogy. He has done some traveling over the years. Some of his favorite places include Ireland, Rome, and the Holy Land.