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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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Dean Richard Sewell shares view of the war in Gaza and Israel and urgent need for ceasefire

Bishop Shane Parker shared a recent video conversation with Rev. Richard Sewell, the Dean of St. George’s College in Jerusalem, which provides an update on Anglican ministries in the region and his compassionate Christian perspective on the conflict.
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A Time of Prayer: Listening for Divine Sparks in our Midst

What we need to do first, however, is to pray: to step back, look at the vista of opportunity before us, and pray. We need to stand in a place where we can see how God is already at work in the world before we can discern how we may be called to participate in God’s work. We must listen in a new way to the Holy Spirit…
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From our Bishop

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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“We are the living stones….Do not forget us”

This year I celebrate the twentieth anniversary of my relationship with our companion Diocese of Jerusalem. My first pilgrimage the land of the Holy One was in Eastertide of 2004.

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Gaining perspective, stepping into prayerfulness

I love almost any kind of vista. A compelling vista has details which become apparent as you gaze over it…

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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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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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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.