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

 Bishop's Biography
To Bishops' office
»  Bishop's Announcements
»  From our Bishop
»  Visitation schedule
Catch the Buzz

Fine food, fine tunes, fine cause
View full article and larger video

USEFUL INFORMATION is found by clicking the tabbed headers below

Like all Canadians, we are following today's news from Parliament Hill—just blocks from our Synod office—with shock and trepidation. In this moment of huge uncertainty, building lockdowns, evacuated streets, barricaded shopping malls, and minute-by-minute updates, we draw strength and courage from our faith and pray that this event will soon be over.

We trust in the professionalism of our police and armed forces. We pray for the soul of the soldier who lost his life at the outset of today's incident. We have faith in the resilience of those charged with countering acts of violence in our land.

Please pray for all those at the centre of this situation and for a return to calm in our homes, hearts and streets.


The Rt. Rev. John H Chapman
Bishop of Ottawa

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 Email List Opt-in
Subscribe to the Diocese's secure electronic mailing lists by visiting the opt-in page

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

GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Fundraising campaign of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

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

Synod 2013
The 132nd Session of the Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa - October 17-19, 2013. Information

Temple Pastures Retreat Centre
A Holy Place where God renews mind, body and spirit.

Parish Financial Management Workshop
Saturday, October 25, 1 to 4 at Christ Church, Aylmer. Register by Oct. 25.
Info and online registration

Fall and winter 2013 - 2014 now online
Marriage, Re-Marriage and Step-Parenting Preparation Courses
More information

CrosstalkCrosstalk is the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

View or download the October 2014

Published ten times each year, Crosstalk keeps church members up-to-date on diocesan news and brings lively commentary, photos, meditations and advertisements into the home.

More info and previous issues

Email the editor at ott-crosstalk@ottawa.anglican.ca


No positions available at this time

Volunteer Opportunitites

Centre 454
They are in need of people who have writing or musical skills and some interest, skill or experience in teaching these arts and more.

Appealing for Canadian Church Calendar Secretary for the Diocese of Ottawa for year 2015
I will continue as Calendar Secretary for 2014 with hope and faith that someone will come forward during the year to learn the ropes and subsequently be on board for 2015. It is a very rewarding position, in that you have the opportunity to meet and chat with various contacts in a fair number of churches throughout the Diocese. Subsequently, if your schedule permits, you will be required to be one day at Synod, attend the ACW Annual Meeting to give a report, and be in contact with the ACW Board throughout the year. I have enjoyed being the Calendar Secretary for a good number of years and feel that now is the time for new blood and computer-age savvy. Catherine Hannah. Contact Heidi Danson for further details

Synod Office - Volunteer Pool
As our diocesan staff at 71 Bronson prepares for a busy autumn of workshops and new initiatives, we are looking for people to join a new pool of volunteer administrative assistants. This would be a great way to connect with all sorts of people and projects and make a real difference in the way we do things. Timing is flexible and you will be supervised by a member of the admin staff.

GIFT CampaignGIFT campaign, 2011- 2016
Contribute to our exciting capital campaign, raising $12-million for parish, diocesan and wider church programs and ministries Through increased involvement and support, GIFT draws us together as one Church. As it builds on the positive results of the stewardship initiatives currently in practice, parishioners will develop a better understanding of our Church's ministries in parishes and in local communities as well as nationally and internationally. Ultimately, this experience will give far more to a parish than merely the dollars raised.

Canada Helps - Donate nowCanada Works donation
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.


Coat of Arms
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa ON K1R 6G6
Tel: 613-232-7124
Fax: 613-232-7088
Request to use the Diocese of Ottawa Coat of Arms

Donate to the Diocese through Canada Helps

Privacy Standards Policy: It is our intention to comply fully with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act;
we collect, retain, and distribute personal information in accordance with the Act's principles

QR Code