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.

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Ordination & retirement announcement

It is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to ordain Mr. Michael Garner
transitional deacon and to ordain Ms. Tamara Connors and Mr. Steven Zytveld
vocational deacons at Christ Church Cathedral on The Feast of St. Michael
and All Angels, Monday, September 30th, 2019, at 7 pm. More details will
follow later in September. Please keep the ordinands in your prayers.

As well, Rev. Mervyn Dunn has received the Bishop’s permission to retire
from his ministry as Associate Priest of the Parish of March, effective

Belle leaves The Well

Belle Ryan has been a cook at The Well community ministry in Centretown Ottawa for nearly a decade, rising at 4:45 each morning to prep and bake for its visitors, feeding nearly 100 women each day. Archdeacon Peter John Hobbs thanked her for her great service to the community ministry and wished Belle well last June, as she moved back to Newfoundland.

Photo Leigh Anne Williams

Deacons’ duties deciphered

June 15 — Maylanne Maybee, a deacon for 34 years, says deacons have inherited “the spirit of care and compassion for the poor and the sick, plus the social gospel movement for economic justice [—now] reintegrated with a liturgical role.”

(Back row, l to r): student Steve Zytveld, Deacon Jarrett Carty, Deacon Christine Jannasch, Archdeacon David Selzer, student Mark Lewis, Deacon Richard Sicard; (front row, l -to r): Deacon Elizabeth December, Deacon Maylanne Maybee, student Tamara Connors, Deacon Richard Matthias, and Deacon Caroline Ducros.

Read more about their meeting in the September 2019 edition of CrossTalk.

Photo Leigh Anne Williams.

The Most Reverend Anne Germond coming to Clergy Conference in October

August 10 — A year after the provincial synod election, the Archbishop of Algoma and Moosonee, and Metropolitan of Ontario, is to join Diocese of Ottawa clergy at their annual conference.

Read more.

Photo Anglican Journal.

Notices from the Bishop’s office

The Rev. Margo Whittaker, recently Incumbent of the Parish of
Bearbrook-Navan-Blackburn, is no longer at the parish, and will not be
returning to that position, effective immediately.

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Brown has been
recognized as a Postulant of the Diocese of Ottawa, effective July 31, 2019.

Also, the Rev. Canon Laurette Glasgow has received the Bishop’s permission
to retire from her position as Special Advisor for Government Relations,
effective December 31, 2019.

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Rosemary Parker has
been appointed Associate Incumbent of the Area Parish of Mississippi Lake,
effective August 1, 2019.

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. Simone Hurkmans has
been appointed Associate Incumbent of the Parish of All Saints Westboro with
St. Matthias, effective July 1, 2019.





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