About Fr. Bob Poole

Fr. Robert Poole

Fr. Robert Poole

Fr. Bob Poole is currently the parish priest at St. Philip Church and St. Clare Mission.

Born in London, England in February 1955, Fr. Bob studied Law and Theology and holds a LLB from Southampton as well as a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology from Heythrop College in London England. He was ordained a priest in October, 1988 at the age of 33. Currently incardinated in the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Fr. Bob was appointed paster of St. Philip Church and St. Clare Mission in October 2011.

Prior to becoming an ordained priest, Fr. Bob worked for local government in England and was a religious education teacher.

In addition to his duties as parish priest, Fr. Bob is director of Lift Jesus Higher, a Catholic charismatic community, based in Vanier, a suburb of Ottawa.