St. Barbara’s new vicar

The next vicar of St. Barbara’s in Earlsdon will be Rev. Tulo Raistrick. Tulo is married to Sarah, a GP, and they have three children: Peter (aged 8), Greg (5) and Libby (3). He is currently curate at St. Thomas’s with St. Stephen’s Church in Telford Park, South London.

After Tulo 1 greyscalegrowing up in Suffolk, Tulo graduated with honours from Oxford University, before going to work in Soweto (near Johannesberg), South Africa during the last three years of apartheid and transition to democracy. Subsequently, he worked for 12 years with Tearfund, a major Christian international relief and development agency, as their churches’ training and development manager. In this capacity he co-authored and published a series of best selling training manuals (now translated into 20 languages and used in 30 countries around the world) for the development of church-based community development initiatives. His pioneering approach has been adopted by the Primates (Archbishops) of the Anglican Church in Africa, is widely promoted by major denominations and is currently being used in 3,000 communities around the world.

Mr Raistrick says he has been inspired by the work of the worldwide church, and is committed to the importance and centrality of the local church to the work of God in the world.

Tulo family greyscaleIn his spare time, Tulo enjoys time with his family hill walking, and playing sports and board games. He has a deep love of history and enjoys exploring historical sights. He follows many sports, especially cricket and football.

It is hoped that Tulo’s induction as vicar will be in May 2014.