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 ten 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.
Judy Rintoul, Pastoral Care Co-ordinator
Judy is the head of our Pastoral Care Team at St. Bart's. Our Lay Pastoral Care Team ensures that all those who are unable to regularly attend due to age or illness receive visits, calls, cards, and invitations to special services intended to meet their needs. Our Lay Eucharistic Visitors are specially trained and licensed to bring the Eucharist from the church to people in their homes, hospital rooms, or other care facilities.
Rector's Warden: Freda Carter
People's Warden: Glynn Cole
Deputy Rector's Warden: Ian Bruce
Deputy People's Warden: Ginny Schleihauf
The Church of St. Bartholomew
718 Cathcart Blvd
Sarnia, ON N7V 2N5
Church Office Hours
8:45 am-12:45 pm
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