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.
 

Statement from Bishop John Chapman on the Anglican Church of Canada’s vote to approve same-sex marriage failing to pass at its general assembly on July 12.

General Synod 2019 statement  (.pdf format)

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Services of Ordination

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that Ms. Claire Bramma has been
recognized as a Postulant of the Diocese of Ottawa, effective July 10, 2019.

In addition, it is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to conduct a
Service of Ordination to the Diaconate on Monday, September 30th, 2019 (The
Feast of St. Michael & All Angels, transferred) and a Service of Ordination
to the Priesthood on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 (The Feast of Nicholas
Ferrar, transferred). Both services will be at 7 pm at Christ Church
Cathedral. Names of the ordinands and more details will follow later in the
summer.

Today 4 Tomorrow

The Community Ministries are at the heart of Today 4 Tomorrow, and your gifts will ensure that Centre 454, Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, St Luke’s Table and The Well receive the funds to help them serve the people they care for – people who struggle with serious life challenges such as poverty, homelessness and mental health issues. Learn more through this link https://today4tomorrow.ca/

Diocesan Electronic Newsletter

The by-weekly Newsletter including News, Events, and Announcements from around the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

Submissions
All members of the Diocese are welcome to submit contributions for publishing. To submit news or events; please complete our online submission form or email the editor. Find full information on this page: https://ottawa.anglican.ca/newsletter/

Crosstalk Submissions

All members of the Diocese are welcome to submit contributions for publishing. To submit news, articles, reviews, photographs, artwork, or letters to the editor; please complete our online submission form or email the editor. Find the links on this page https://ottawa.anglican.ca/crosstalk/

Crosstalk printing returns in September.

Diocesan Electronic Newsletter

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