Bishop John Chapman
The Right Reverend
John H. Chapman
Bishop of Ottawa

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Bishop Chapman's letter to The Honourable Bill Morneau, PC, MP, Minister of Finance [January 23, 2017] | (.pdf format)

National Housing Strategy
Responding to the Canadian government's invitation to contribute to the development of a National Housing StrategyBishop John Chapman wrote to the Minister for Families, Children, and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, highlighting key points in the written submission from the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

In Sure and Certain Hope
Resources to Assist Pastoral and Theological Approaches to Physician Assisted Dying. From the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. View report

Our Bishop's response to General Synod [dated July 11, 2016]

Ottawa Anglicans push National Church to drop fossil fuel investments.
View full press release here

Previous 'Latest News' posts

Canons, Bylaws & Regulations
For reference, indexed files are available for viewing or download by visiting here

Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa
The Cathedral is an open place of welcome, worship and hospitality

Consolidated Trust Fund
Established to assist parishes in managing and investing... learn more

Daily Bread Project
Our mission is to walk with children and their caregivers living in poverty.... read more

Diocesan Archives and Genealogical resources
To collect, preserve, make available and exhibit the historically significant records from 1779 to the present

Diocesan Prayer Cycle
In this Prayer Calendar, we have tried to reflect the life of the Diocese of Ottawa. Please visit the list here

Contact information for The Bishop's office, Synod office staff and more

Email ListServe
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Marriage Preparation Courses
For information, course dates and registration forms please visit here

Licensed Lay Readers
Licensed lay readers provide liturgical assistance to the clergy on a regular basis. For more information and resources, please visit here

Marriage Preparation Courses
For information, course dates and registration forms please visit here

Community Ministries |  Serving God's World

Policies of the Diocese
Administration |  Safe Churches |  Worship | 

The use of our time, gifts of intelligence towards the goal of following Christ's example of goodness, compassion....more


School for Parish Development
Working closely with the Diocese of New Westminster, we are ready to officially launch Ottawa's School for Parish Development February 2018!
Rooted in the Anglican ethos, the School shapes Church leaders, both lay and clergy, to support and foster healthy, sustainable congregations. The skills and knowledge learned equip people on the individual, team, and whole system levels. Completing the program, you will be prepared to recognize your current reality, discern the future, and offer strategy, goals and actions to move forward.
Participants will learn through plenary and small group sessions about change processes, facilitation, congregational and organizational development, personality type, and trust development. Working a series of models, case studies, and facilitated conversations, you will finish the two-year program over a course of eight weekends, confident in your ability to put the knowledge to relevant and productive practice!
Registrants are encouraged to come in congregational teams of at least two or three people of clergy and laity, as teams are proven more likely to create successful, positive change.
Year A 2018 is being held at
St. Helen's Anglican Church
1234 Prestone Drive, Orleans, Ontario
February 02 - 03, June 01 - 02, September 14 - 15, November 23 - 24
Register Online
Registration will be capped at 30 participants, but a wait list will be established.
Click here for more information about the School for Parish Development

Marriage Preparation Courses
More information

Crosstalk is the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

• View or download: December 2017

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•  St. James the Apostle, Manotick
    Position: Children's Ministries Leader
    Expressions of interest by Jan. 15, 2018.

Volunteer Opportunities

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T4T logo Today 4 Tomorrow - Annual Appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
A diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will give hope a way forward. In 2017, the goal of Today 4 Tomorrow is to raise $560,000 to support two key priorities - Engaging the World and Lifelong Formation - and seven mission and ministry initiatives emerging from Embracing God’s Future - our diocesan roadmap.

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Help the Diocese in other ways
With your help, the Diocese of Ottawa sponsors a number of community ministries including Centre 454, Cornerstone, The Well, and the Ottawa Pastoral Centre. In addition, our parishes and programs further the gospel in the Ottawa valley. A donation to the Diocese through Canada Helps, whether one-time or repeating, can be designated to a specific program if you wish.


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