Fr Raymond, Rector B.A. M.Div.
Born in Burlington and raised in Southern Ontario and Michigan, Fr Raymond is a graduate of McMaster University (History), Lambton College (Human Resource Management), and Huron University College (Theology). Prior to ordination he worked in a variety of fields including retail management, call centres, and as an adjunct professor. He has also been heavily involved in the organized labour movement and Scouts Canada, and continues to be passionate about workers' rights, economic justice, and the care of creation. He currently serves on the Diocesan Human Resources and Stewardship Committees, and as Treasurer of the Deanery of Lambton-Kent.
Fr Raymond is inspired by the writings of a number of scholars from different traditions including NT Wright, Marcus Borg, Amy-Jill Levine, Diana Butler Bass, and David Lose. He enjoys engaging with others in exploring what God is saying to the Church of our time and place and how God's love transforms lives and world.
Tony Gartshore, Church Musician B. Mus.
St. Bart's musician Tony Gartshore is a graduate of the University of Windsor with a B. Mus. degree. He studied piano with Philip Adamson and choral conducting with Richard Householder. He has taught vocal music for the St. Clair District Catholic School Board and has worked as an accompanist and chamber musician. You are welcome to talk with him anytime.
Nicole Grieve, Parish Administrator
Nicole has been the Parish Administrator at St. Bart's for the past twelve years. She graduated from Lambton College in 2010 with a diploma in Office Administration. She works closely with clergy as well as members of the parish to put together weekly services and organize events. If you have any questions, please feel free to call, or e-mail the Church office at any time.
Rector's Warden: Glynn Cole
People's Warden: Anne Denman
Deputy People's Warden: Freda Carter
The Church of St. Bartholomew
718 Cathcart Blvd
Sarnia, ON N7V 2N5
Church Office Hours
12:45 pm-3:45 pm
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