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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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Paying attention to layers all around us

There are always many layers around us, seen and unseen. Every human situation has many layers, physically and politically – and certainly emotionally and spiritually …

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Pride Season 2023

Dear Friends, As you know, in Ontario and around the world, there is an alarming increase in offensive or hateful words, actions, and political posturing directed at the 2SLGBTQI+ community. As followers of Jesus …

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Living faithfully doesn’t just happen

In early January I went to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Ottawa East to donate a number of items left over from a renovation …

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Join in, all are welcome!

A community where everyone belongs

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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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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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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.

Youth Programs & Youth Internships (YIP)

As a youth or young adult, you are welcome to join a unique opportunity with the ADO Youth Internship Program (YIP). It’s an innovative ministry connecting young adults through experiential learning, group discussion, and individual reflection.

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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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For Clergy and Parishes


ADO Members of Synod and clergy attend its Synod annually. The ‘Annual General Meeting’ of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa (ADO) is essential as this allows us to assemble and see the bigger picture of the mission and ministry – a chance to learn and discuss how we walk with Christ in our changing culture and society.

Learn More & Register for Synod Here

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.