Welcome to the Diocese of Ottawa, one of 30 dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada. Additionally, we are part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario along with the dioceses of Niagara, Toronto, Ontario, Huron, Algoma, and Moosonee.

With our central office just west of Parliament Hill in Canada’s national capital, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa straddles the Ottawa River and spans 46,620 km. Away from the urban centre, our clergy and people have a presence in cottage country and are very active in many small farming and forestry communities, and in towns through eastern Ontario and West Quebec. While church services, communications and activities you will learn about at this website are principally in English, we are also very pleased to have a French-speaking congregation at St. Alban’s near the University of Ottawa and a Inuktitut-speaking congregation at St. Margaret’s, Vanier.

We acknowledge that our diocese is on traditional Algonquin and Mohawk territories. We seek to nurture our relationship with our Indigenous members and neighbours, and to share responsibility for their homelands.


Burns Night at the Cathedral


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Burns Night 2019
Anne Skene, whose son Dugald is Chief of the Clan Skene, was an honoured guest at the Cathedral’s Burns night, where Garth Hampson was MC and her daughter (and cathedral member) Abigail Campbell was soloist. Photo Tom Barnes

Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. — Robert Burns, 1759 -1796

The Scottish bard’s 250th birthday brought out the kilts, toasts and musical talents at Christ Church Cathedral on January 26, where the ACW (Anglican Church Women) hosted a Burns night for the fourth year in a row. The evening was replete with music and words, food and fun. The Cathedral Girls Choir directed by James Calkin sang before servers presented a traditional feast including haggis in the famous Scotch sauce. The cathedral’s lady from the highlands, Abigail Campbell, sang the sweet and funny songs of the bard a capella. Canon Bill Fairlie and Brad Hampson entertained on the pipes and yet another head chorister, Geoff Heintzman, “addressed” the Haggis.  The toast to the Immortal Memory came from Bjorn Holtby, whose wife Ineke accompanied Master of Ceremonies Garth Hampson in traditional Scottish selections. Finally, Eleanor Hampson replied, hilariously, to Anna Kempffer-Hossack’s rendition of Burns’ well-loved Toast to the Lassies. — notes from Garth Hampson

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2019 Statistical Return Package

These forms must be returned to the Synod Office by March 15th, 2019. Please find the forms here

The Reverend Jeannie appointed half-time Chaplain to Cornerstone

The Reverend Jeannie Loughrey has been appointed half-time Chaplain to
Cornerstone / Le Pilier effective March 1, 2019. Jeannie will continue as
the half-time Incumbent of Church of the Good Shepherd Wakefield, including
sponsor responsibilities for their five chapels.

An Interim Priest will be appointed shortly for St. Mary Magdalene Chelsea
for two Sundays per month beginning in March.

Giving Thanks & Praise – March Workshop

March 30, 2019 9:00am to 3:00pm – St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place.

Full info and registration information below.

Giving Thanks & Praise March 2019 Workshop

Newsletter February 8, 2019

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Crosstalk February 2019

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