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.

Learn More


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.

Learn More


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.

Learn More

News and Events


Rev. Julian Campbell

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to welcome the Rev. Julian Campbell to the Diocese of Ottawa and announce that he has been appointed Incumbent of the Parish of St. James, Manotick; effective February 15, 2019.

Diocesan Prayer Calendar: October – December 2018

The Diocesan Prayer Calendar for October – December 2018 is now available.
We sincerely apologize for the delay in its publication.

View Calendar

Centre 454 Suspending Weekend Programming

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Centre 454 will be suspending weekend programming starting September 29. This decision has not been an easy one for the Centre 454 community but due to lack of sustainable funding, we will not be able to offer 7 day a week service. We will be offering an Out of the Cold Service beginning in December 2018 through till March 2019 on the weekends but will not be open throughout the rest of the year. The closure of this program means that 222 individuals living in poverty will not have a place to be on Saturdays and Sundays.

We will be putting our efforts in to fundraising in hopes that we can raise the additional $78,000 it takes to keep our doors open an extra two days. This program means so much too so many! To make a donation please visit www.centre454.ca. We also have a Go Fund Me page, Two Days More at 454  Every little bit counts!

Thanks for you continued support!!

Donate Today

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.



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.

Learn More


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.