Welcome to the Anglican
Diocese of Ottawa
As followers of Jesus, we acknowledge that God gave us
everything we have including the ultimate gift of God’s son.
A diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will provide hope and encouragement for so many people. In 2018, the goal of Today 4 Tomorrow is to raise $300,000. This year your generosity will provide support to our Community Ministries as well as enable us to expand these essential Ministries throughout the region to serve our local communities.
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa has been an advocate for and sponsor of refugees for over 35 years. Through our work as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder, the Diocese works with Constituent Groups to support and sponsor refugees to Canada.
The Marriage Preparation Courses are designed to help participants to learn and grow through presentations given by professional speakers, small group discussions with trained facilitators, and couple conversations. All couples are welcome and participation is not limited based gender, age, or previous marital status.
News and Events
Late last week, the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub announced that together with Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, it will administer a new fund created by the Shapiro Foundation and an anonymous donor that is aimed at facilitating the sponsorship of 1,000 refugees through the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program.
All sponsor costs will be generously covered for applications submitted by September 17, 2018, which is the deadline that will allow for the arrival of refugee families no later than the end of the year.
As the Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) which will handle many of these sponsorships in our area, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa will hold an information session for prospective BVOR sponsors at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 16th at Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St). We apologize for the short notice, but with the cut-off for the funding being only a month away, we don’t have very much time to get organized.
The Rev. Monique Stone will be inducted as Incumbent of the Parish of Julian of Norwich, on September 09, 2018.
Archdeacon Chris Dunn will officiate and The Rev. Canon Jim Roberts will preach. Clergy are invited to vest; the colour will be green.
A reception will follow; everyone is welcome.
The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Susan Lewis has been appointed Assistant Curate of the Area Parish of Renfrew-Pontiac; effective September 01, 2018.
Susan, presently a transitional deacon, will be ordained to the priesthood, God willing, by Bishop Chapman at a Service of Ordination scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018.
ABOUT THE DIOCESE
Welcome to the Diocese of Ottawa, one of 30 dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada.
With it’s head office in the National Capital Region, The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa straddles the Ottawa River and includes the eastern counties of Ontario and the western counties of Quebec. The Diocese includes a mix of large urban and small rural farming and forestry communities, spanning 46,620 km.
Additionally, the Diocese is a part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario (which includes the dioceses of Niagara , Toronto , Ontario, Huron, Algoma, Moosonee , and Ottawa) in the Anglican Church of Canada.
We acknowledge that our Diocese is on traditional Algonquin and Mohawk territories.
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is committed to be an active member of the communities with which it is located. In order to be effective in this, the Diocese has several subcommittees that oversee some of the large-scale areas in which the Diocese is reaching out to support; including work for reconciliation, environmental protection, and refugees. Further community engagement takes place through the work of our many parishes.