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The Tapestry of Humanity

Welcome to the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, where the celebration of diversity is one of our guiding principles.

At our Anglican churches, you will find communities that reflect the beautiful tapestry of humanity. Regardless of where you are in your personal faith journey, we extend a heartfelt invitation to join in as we deepen our connection with God our Creator and strive to manifest God’s love and compassion in the world.

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National Indigenous Day of Prayer is June 21, 2024.

Established in 1971, this is a time to commemorate and honour the history, contributions, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada.

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Smiths Falls housing project will provide 34 affordable units

On May 2, parishioners and clergy from St. John the Evangelist celebrated the opening of a Smiths Falls affordable housing project that they played a key role in creating.

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Perspective

Perspective is the digital edition of the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa (ADO), published as the monthly print publication Crosstalk and delivered to Anglicans throughout the diocese as a supplement of the national newspaper the Anglican Journal.

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From our Bishop

The path of reconciliation continues to beckon us

Our church has consciously chosen to walk the path of reconciliation, enabling Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to form relationships based on mutual respect. Reconciliation is a way of life and many efforts across our diocese to stay on the path and enliven it are commendable.

The path of reconciliation continues to beckon us

The path forward as we change, learn and thrive

I have written before of how the people and clergy of our diocesan church joined me in a three-year long journey of honestly assessing where we are at, and of carefully and collaboratively discerning what God is calling us to do.

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There is always more than we can see

The Risen Christ first appeared to women—as attested by the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This striking placement of women in the very dawn of Christian faith is highly significant and corrects cultural norms that had given men predominance in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Join in, all are welcome!

A community where everyone belongs

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COMMUNITY CHURCHES

You can find ADO churches (also called ‘parish ministries’) across the city of Ottawa and in villages, towns, and smaller cities in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Each church embraces diversity of its community – their unique culture, elements of leadership, worship styles, community outreach programs and more.

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COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

The ADO Community Ministries serve those most vulnerable in our midst. They are often people struggling with issues around homelessness, poverty, mental illness, trauma, and addiction.

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WAYS TO GIVE

Your donation will change the lives of people who need support – struggling with serious life challenges like poverty, homelessness, and mental health issues. You can donate directly to your local ADO church, to an Anglican community ministry or program that’s meaningful to you. Every dollar counts.

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Youth Activities

As a youth or young adult, you are welcome to join youth focused community activities supporting experiential learning, group discussions, and individual reflection.

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ABOUT OUR BISHOP

BISHOP SHANE PARKER

The Right Reverend Shane A.D. Parker was consecrated as the 10th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa in 2020, after serving as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral for more than 20 years. His impact created a much more diverse and vibrant parish attracting people from all walks of life.

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Featured Resources

Discover the ADO Archives!

St John's Ottawa

St John's OttawaAnglican Diocese of Ottawa (ADO) Archives collects parish & service registers, vestry reports, committee minutes, finance documents, property records like cemeteries & architectural plans, pew bulletins, photos, paintings and more.

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Rent Church Space

church meeting space

church meeting spaceInterested in finding space for private or group events? Select from a variety of spaces in churches across our regions. Includes kitchens, seating areas, parking, and excellent acoustics space.

Find a church close to you and contact them.

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Generosity fuels our mission

Ways to Give

Did you know there are creative ways to support the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa (ADO) where you and your loved ones can all benefit at the same time?

  • You can give a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and receive larger tax savings.

This is called ‘Planned Giving.’ You can make a difference quickly and easily with planned giving, making a one-time donation or a monthly pledge. Get started today.

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Our History

We recognize and honour the ancestral territory of the Anishinàbeg Algonquin People, the ancient and revered guardians of the Kichi Sibi (Ottawa River) Watershed, upon which the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa was founded on April 7, 1896.