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.

We ask for your continued prayers for the people of the Ottawa Valley,
And for all who are still battling the flood, and a river that keeps rising.
We pray for those whose lives have been devastated and must rebuild.
We pray for the first responders and the volunteers working tirelessly to
Protect the land and homes of those around them.
May our respond to those suffering, be generous and bring hope.

Please let the Bishop’s Office know (bishopsoffice@ottawa.anglican.ca or 613-233-7741) if any congregations of our Diocese have been damaged due to flooding. The Bishop’s Office will initiate insurance claims and be in touch with the affected congregations.

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day (Sunday, September 29, 2019) – Parishes in the Diocese of Ottawa are encouraged to observe Orange Shirt Day on Sunday, September 29, 2019 by wearing an orange shirt. The day is not intended to be complicated. Parishioners can simply wear an orange shirt that they already own or buy a plain orange t-shirt. If they so desire, parishioners could have the words “Every child matters” printed on the t-shirt. If parishes wish to order orange shirts, they will find that information through the link below.

What is Orange Shirt Day September 30th? An occasion to honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and to learn more about the history of those schools.

More info

Marriage Preparation Courses 2019-2020

Please visit this page for the 2019 and 2020 course dates and online registration links.

Community Ministries annual celebration

Community Ministries of Ottawa invites to this fun event on Tuesday, June 4 2019

With guest speaker: Belle Ryan
The view from the kitchen

For more info please click here

ASIST – Help save a life (workshop)

Learn the skills.

Suicide is preventable. Anyone can make a difference.
Attend the two-day workshop, June 26, 27 at St. Paul’s Kanata.

Full info and register

Jerusalem Sunday – June 2, 2019

Jerusalem Sunday is an opportunity for Anglicans in Canada to learn more about and support God’s mission in the Diocese of Jerusalem. Parishes are encouraged to use liturgical resources, found through the link below, in celebration of Jerusalem Sunday. Parishes and individuals are also invited to make an offering to support important health care work in the Diocese of Jerusalem.

View this link to find more information,  view resources and learn how to donate.

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