Minister's Profile...

  Greetings to one and all. My name is Ed Gratton, and I am the minister of South Gloucester United Church in Ottawa. I have been a United Church Minister for 26 years, and South Gloucester is the fourth congregation that I have the privilege of serving. I am very happy to be serving in ministry with the people of this church. They are a delightful, informal, and welcoming group of people who know that God has things for them to do in this community, and together, with the grace of God we will discern what that is and, in the famous words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard make it so.

I have been married to my wife Kim for a wonderful 29 years. For our 30th Anniversary, we are planning a trip to Vienna, Austria. We are both fans of the musical the Sound of Music, and we look forward to going to the country the film is based upon. Kim is the highly capable, hard-working and efficient office administrator at Orleans United, and a very dedicated gardener.

We are blessed with two children, Joey, who works in concessions at the TD place in Ottawa, and Katie, who has just completed her first year of a BA Honours Program, specializing in Music, at Ottawa University.

I would like to take the time to invite each and every one of you to come to our worship service on Sunday mornings at 9am, and to come to any of our upcoming events that you see on this website. I would also invite you to contact me through this website, or at this email address: If there is any way I can be at your service, it would be a privilege for me to do so.

Take care and God bless.

Ed Gratton

South Gloucester United.