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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World Day of Poor marked in Ottawa

Parishioners at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa marked World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17 with an outdoor vigil around a sculpture that depicts Jesus as a homeless person. The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost has been designated “a time of standing in solidarity with the poor of the world and to offer hope and consolation to those who are poor,” said Dean Shane Parker in his homily.

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World Day of Poor

Marriage Preparation Courses registration

Next course is: November 15-16, 2019
Epiphany Anglican Church
1290 Ogilvie Road, Gloucester

For course information or contact info, please visit:  https://www.ottawa.anglican.ca/marriage

Register online for this or other course dates through the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/marriage-preparation-course-november-2019-tickets-61938386381

Bishop Chapman’s retirement statement

A Statement from the Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman Regarding his Retirement
Bishop Chapman’s Retirement Statement (.pdf format)

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

  • The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert (Bob) Albert has
    been recognized as a Postulant of the Diocese of Ottawa, effective November
    20, 2019.
  • The Rev. Canon John Bridges has received the Bishop’s
    permission to retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish
    of St. Paul’s Kanata (Hazeldean) effective May 31, 2020; his last Sunday in
    the parish will be May 3, 2020.
  • The Bishop’s Office is pleased to announce that the Ven. Doug Richards has been appointed Associate Incumbent and Vicar of Christ Church Cathedral as well as a Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral, effective December 1, 2019
  • The Rev. Canon Jim Beall hhttps://www.ottawa.anglican.caas been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St. Matthew’s, effective December 1, 2019.
  • A reminder that it is Bishop Chapman’s intention, God willing, to ordain Mr.
    Adam Brown a transitional deacon and to ordain the Rev. Deacon Michael
    Garner a priest at Christ Church Cathedral on The Feast of Nicholas Ferrar
    (transferred), Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 7 pm. Clergy are invited to
    robe; the liturgical colour will be red. The Master of Ceremonies will be
    the Rev. Canon Hilary Murray assisted by the Rev. Gregor Sneddon. The Ven.
    Kathryn Otley will preach. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall; all
    are welcome. Please keep the ordinands in your prayers.
  • Rev. François Trottier has received the Bishop’s permission to retire from full-time ministry and as Incumbent of the Parish of St. Barnabas Deep River

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/

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