Community Ministries of Ottawa

Consisting of five social service agencies. Each in its own way and with its own people addresses social problems that are common in a city like ours. They are Centre 454, Cornerstone Women's Shelter / Le Pilier, St. Luke's Table, Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, The Well / La Source


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.

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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.

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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.

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News and Events


New Area Parish; the Parish of the St. Lawrence

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that a new Area Parish, The Area Parish of the St. Lawrence, has been formed to encompass the parishes of Trinity, Cornwall; Christ Church, Seaway; and St. John’s, Lancaster; effective November 01, 2018.

The Rev. Patrick Stephens will be Incumbent and The Rev. Colin McFarland will be Assistant Curate.

New Metropolitan

The Rt. Rev. Anne Germond was elected on the first ballot as the next Metropolitan for the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. Please join us in praying for Rt. Rev. Anne and her new ministry.

Post-Tornado Volunteers Needed

Following the recent tornadoes in our area, The Rev. Canon John Wilker-Blakley, in consultation with a United Church colleague, was told of a conversation with a clergy-person familiar with traumatic events, that one of the most useful things the Church can offer is volunteers who can help steer people through the labyrinth of insurance and government forms which have to be filled out as soon as  possible after the event. Complex as these forms often are, they are worse if you are working through the fog of trauma. Understandably this is the very time when these often exacting insurance and government forms must be completed. To assist with this, retired insurance personnel or retired government workers who have experience with some of the complexities of such forms, are an invaluable asset to walk with people negotiating these often seemingly opaque forms.

To this end, we are trying to create a list of people willing to do this work for a time, as volunteers, in the aftermath of the devastating September 21st tornadoes. If you or someone you know is willing to help, please contact John directly at  613-592-4747 or

Diocesan Newsletter

Read the latests edition of our By-weekly Newsletter including News, Events, and Announcements from around the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

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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.

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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.