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 a head office near 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 company towns through eastern Ontario and West Quebec. While church services, communications and activities carry on here in English, our French-speaking St-Bernard congregation gathers weekly in St. Alban’s near the University of Ottawa and nearby, in St. Margaret’s Vanier, is the Anglican, Inuktitut-speaking, Ottawa Inuit Congregation with weekly services, fellowship and priestly services.

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.



The Reverend Julian Campbell appointed Incumbent of St. James Manotick starting in February, 2019.

Rev. Julian Campbell

I am The Rev. E. Julian Campbell, currently serving in the Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. I was born on Cat Island, Bahamas to a “football” size family of 13 siblings, of which I am one of a set of twins.
At a very early age I was taught to be open to what is different. As a result, I served in countries outside of The Bahamas, namely, the Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba (NECA) and the Diocese of Barbados where I taught at Codrington College (Provincial seminary). With such a background, it was easy to accept the offer from the Diocese of Ottawa to become the next Incumbent of St. James, Manotick, February 15, 2019.
I am coming from turquoise waters where I sail daily to serve two islands (Harbour Island and Eleuthera) to the fluffy snow of Manotick; from a 3-point parish to a 1-point parish; from a smaller congregation to a larger; from all smells and bells to less; from only English to French too; but in all “changing scenes” of my life the Lord has been a constant presence. With the help from the lovely people of St James and the diocese, I will make these transitions smoothly.
Posted Nov. 29, 2018

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Giving Our Thanks & Praise Workshops 2019

Giving Our Thanks & Praise WorkshopsStewardship is a core element of Christian practice. It is how we follow Jesus in our daily lives and live his mission as a parish. Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a guide and resource to increase giving, generosity, and gratitude in your congregation to support God’s Mission.

It also aims to shift conversation to inspiring faithful living and participation in God’s mission, rather than merely funding a budget.

You can start anywhere or anytime, building on what is in place in your parish to further serve the mission of God in your community.

To help you get started, Clergy and Lay representatives from the Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa Centre, and Ottawa West Deaneries are invited to our Giving Our Thanks & Praise workshop. Led by Susan Graham Walker from the Anglican Church of Canada, the day will include a presentation and workshop on congregational resources for a faithful, intentional, and generous response to God’s Mission.

This workshop will introduce a program that:

  • Is grounded in Anglican theology and culture
  • Will inspire people to participate in God’s mission through gratitude and generosity
  • Can be adapted and customized to the context of their congregation
  • Engages people in deepening their faith and understanding of discipleship
  • Offers ways os inspiring, inviting, and thanking people in support of God’s mission
  • Contains tools required to implement a strong giving program
  • Registration includes refreshments and lunch.
  • Each registered parish will receive a free Giving our Thanks & Praise package.

Presented by Susan Graham Walker,
Resource for Mission, Anglican Church of Canada

*Giving Our Thanks & Praise is a parish program to promote stewardship – generosity, giving and gratitude. It is developed by and designed for clergy and lay people in the Anglican Church of Canada. Its development was supported by a 2017 Ministry Investment Fund grant. Staffing for this project is facilitated through a partnership between the Philanthropy Unit of the United Church of Canada and the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.



Date: March 30, 2019 for the deaneries of Arnprior, Carleton and Lanark
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Location: To be added
Date: June 1, 2019 for the deaneries of Pembroke, Pontiac Renfrew and West Quebec,
Date: September 21 or the deaneries of Ottawa East and Stormont.

(full details to come)

Vice-Chancellor appointed

Henry Schultz, B.A., M.A., LL.B., is appointed to the position of Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Ottawa, to begin immediately.  A lifelong Anglican, Mr. Schultz served as Rector’s Warden at Christ Church Cathedral from 2011 to 2014.


Retirements announced

Canon Sue Garvey, Executive Director, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), will retire in February, 2019.

Rev. Linda Posthuma, Chaplain, Cornerstone Housing for Women (Le Pilier), on will retire December 31, 2018.

Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch, Chaplain at The Well/La Source and Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret’s Vanier, retires November 30, 2018.


Advent Challenge from Centre 454

This calendar is to remind us of the gifts we already have, what we often take for granted, what we can and should be grateful for. Each daily reminder includes a suggestion for payment, a small monetary gift that in 24 days will grow into a donation. Advent-Calendar-of-Gratitude-Centre-454

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