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The Gift of Administration

This blog is intended to take a look at the day to day responsibilities of a Parish Administrator. We are the first face that you see when you walk in to the Church. There are so many things that happen within a Church office, from interacting with parishioners and the public, to preparing for weekly services. My hope is that we can spark a conversation, and talk about all of these things, as we serve in this unique ministry.

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Nicole Grieve

’m a Parish Administrator serving The Church of Saint Bartholomew in Sarnia, Ontario. Besides serving such a wonderful parish, I love spending time with my family, coffee, and serving in children’s ministry.

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Take care

December 7th, 2016

Busy? Exhausted? A message from The Community’s friendly parish administrator: “we’re still here, and our door is always open.”


May 27th, 2016

So then, how do I show gratitude? How can I show someone how much I appreciate what they have done for me? Is it enough to just say thank you? Is it enough to only reciprocate? Have I done my part in communicating this clearly?

What are the odds?

January 18th, 2016

I was born January 15, 1986, 13 weeks premature. Like most premature babies I had underdeveloped lungs and was required to be put on a vent. Another common trauma faced by many preemies are brain bleeds. I was no exception, and suffered a significant bleed in the right hemisphere of the brain.


December 15th, 2015

This person certainly didn’t need to give me such a compliment. They could just as easily have taken what they needed, and left the office. Later, I paused to think about what they had said, and one word came to mind: kindness.

The bulletin: not just another piece of paper

October 14th, 2015

All of these things put together tell the story of your parish. And just like the best dessert, the smallest things make the biggest impact.

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