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


Service of Ordination: September 13, 2018

A Service of Ordination to the Diaconate will take place, God willing, at Christ Church Cathedral on the Eve of Holy Cross Day, Thursday, September 13th, 2018. The liturgy will be at 7pm, when Bishop Chapman will ordain Alana McCord and Colin McFarland transitional deacons and the Rev. Susan Lewis and the Rev. Michael Gibbons priests.


A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall.
All are welcome.
Please keep the ordinands in your prayers.


Rev. John Stopa

The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Rev. John Stopa has been appointed Incumbent of the Parish of Fitzroy Harbour; effective July 01, 2018.

Rev. Linda Wheeler

The Rev. Linda Wheeler has been appointed Assisting Priest in the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa; effective August 12, 2018 until December 31, 2018 at which time she has received the Bishop’s permission to retire from full-time ministry.

Ven. Frank Kirby

The Ven. Frank Kirby has received the Bishop’s permission to retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish of Trinity, Cornwall as well as from his position as Territorial Archdeacon of the Deanery of Stormont; effective October 31, 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.