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.

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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


Rt. Rev. Michael Bird

The Bishop’s Office is delighted to announce that the Rt. Rev. Michael Bird, Incumbent of the Parish of the Valley, has agreed to receive appointment as Assisting Bishop to Bishop John Chapman for the Diocese of Ottawa, effective Sunday, September 23, 2018. While Bishop Michael will continue as full-time Incumbent of the Parish of the Valley, and continue Archdiaconal responsibilities in the Deanery of Pembroke, he will hold all Episcopal privileges as assigned from time to time with Bishop John, together with Episcopal membership at Synod, Diocesan Council, all Standing Committees, and to serve as Chair when called upon.

As congregations typically pray for the work and ministry of the Diocesan Bishop, Bishop John is requesting that Bishop Michael also be remembered in the prayers offered by our communities of faith.

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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Rev. Colin McFarland

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Colin McFarland has been appointed Associate Curate of the Parishes of Trinity, Cornwall; Christ Church, Seaway; and St. John’s, Lancaster; effective September 24, 2018.

Rev. Alana McCord

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Alana McCord has been appointed Associate Curate of the Parish of Epiphany, Gloucester; effective October 01, 2018.



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.