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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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News and Events


Bishop’s Address to Synod 2018

The Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman, Bishop of Ottawa, delivers his Address to the 137th Session of the Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa.
Recorded during the opening Eucharist of Synod 2018, November 01, at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.

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Anglican Cathedral Appoints Indigenous Teacher in Residence

Albert Dumont, a well-known and respected Algonquin poet, artist, activist and spiritual guide, has been appointed by the Very Reverend Shane Parker, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, to be Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence for a two-year term.

Mr. Dumont, whose spirit name is Oshki Nodin (South Wind), “has been deeply shaped by the spirituality of his ancestors throughout his life’s journey,” Dean Parker said.

Mr. Dumont said he is “truly humbled that my good friend has put his trust in me to share Indigenous ways of knowing with his community,” adding he hopes “we will learn from each other about the purpose of spirituality and of strong leadership.”

The residency is intended to help members of the Cathedral community and the Anglican Diocese, along with other faith leaders, to understand the distinctiveness of Indigenous spirituality. Dean Parker says he hopes this residency “will build a relationship between the Cathedral and the Algonquin Community as a whole, based on friendship and mutual respect, which Albert and I have come to enjoy and rely on.”

This is the first appointment of a non-Christian Indigenous teacher in residence in a cathedral of the Anglican Church of Canada and comes with the full support of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Chief Jean Guy Whiteduck, and Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Bishop John Chapman.

Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch Retiring

The Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch has received the Bishop’s permission to retire as the Chaplain at The Well/La Source and Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret’s, Vanier; effective November 30, 2018.