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.

A Statement from the Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman Regarding his Retirement

Bishop Chapman’s Retirement Statement (.pdf format)

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New appointments

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce the following clergy appointments:

The Rev. Kerri Brennan has been appointed Incumbent of the Parish of St. James Manotick, effective October 7, 2019.

Mr. Michael Garner, who will be ordained to the Diaconate (DV) on Monday, September 30, 2019 has been appointed Assistant Curate of St. Thomas Alta Vista with responsibility for Church of the Resurrection, also effective
October 7, 2019.

Ms. Tamara Connors has been appointed Pastoral Assistant (part-time) of the parish of Christ Church
Bells Corners, effective September 3, 2019. It is Bishop Chapman’s intention (DV) to ordain Tamara a Vocation Deacon at the upcoming Service of Ordination on Monday, September 30th at 7 pm at Christ Church Cathedral.

The Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund is now accepting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief.

We stand in solidarity and in prayer with The Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas & The Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund is now accepting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief.
Donate today by texting PWRDF to 45678 or make your gift online here: https://pwrdf.org/give-today/

Season of Creation

Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for God’s creation as part of the global Season of Creation, observed from September 1 to October 4 every year. General Synod 2019 passed a resolution adopting the Season of Creation in the Anglican Church of Canada as a time of prayer, education, and action and encouraging dioceses and parishes to participate. Learn more

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

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