Bishop John Chapman
The Right Reverend
John H. Chapman
Bishop of Ottawa

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Statement from our Bishop
I am deeply thankful to you — the people of our great Diocese, our Anglican community, family, and friends — for your very best wishes and assurances of prayers for me and Catherine. View full statement

Statement from our Bishop regarding the wildfires around Fort McMurray - Our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Athabasca, and particularly those individuals in and around Fort McMurray, need our help! Read the full statement

Residential School Funds go to Healing and Reconciliation - The Anglican Church of Canada has not been "let off the hook" of its obligations to the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, as recently reported in The Globe and Mail. Read the Bishop's statement regarding the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

PWRDF to respond to Fort McMurray wildfires As the city of Fort McMurray sits under a mandatory evacuation notice and wild fires continue to rage around the city, 60,000 people have been forced to flee. 20,000 are expected to arrive in Edmonton today according to the CBC. Learn more and how you can help

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Canons, Bylaws & Regulations
For reference, indexed files are available for viewing or download by visiting here

Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa
The Cathedral is an open place of welcome, worship and hospitality

Consolidated Trust Fund
Established to assist parishes in managing and investing... learn more

Daily Bread Project
Our mission is to walk with children and their caregivers living in poverty.... read more

Diocesan Archives and Genealogical resources
To collect, preserve, make available and exhibit the historically significant records from 1779 to the present

Diocesan Prayer Cycle
In this Prayer Calendar, we have tried to reflect the life of the Diocese of Ottawa. Please visit the list here

Contact information for The Bishop's office, Synod office staff and more

Email ListServe
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GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Fundraising campaign of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Marriage Preparation Courses
For information, course dates and registration forms please visit here

Licensed Lay Readers
Licensed lay readers provide liturgical assistance to the clergy on a regular basis. For more information and resources, please visit here

Marriage Preparation Courses
For information, course dates and registration forms please visit here

Community Ministries |  Serving God's World

Policies of the Diocese
Administration |  Safe Churches |  Worship | 

The use of our time, gifts of intelligence towards the goal of following Christ's example of goodness, compassion....more


Schedule online
Marriage, Re-Marriage and Step-Parenting Preparation Courses
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Crosstalk is the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

• View or download the June 2016

Published ten times each year, Crosstalk keeps church members up-to-date on diocesan news and brings lively commentary, photos, meditations and advertisements into the home.

More info and previous issues

Email the editor at ott-crosstalk@ottawa.anglican.ca

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Incumbent, St. Matthew's in the Glebe
We are a vibrant Anglican community of faith striving to respond to God's call with open minds, open hearts and open doors. Deadline for expressions of interest extended. Position description

The Community Ministries of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa are seeking a Financial Development Professional
Reporting to the Director of Mission, the competent and enthusiastic Financial Development Professional will be responsible for enhancing the revenue and long-term fundraising sustainability of four unique organisations. This is a new, permanent full-time position and an exciting opportunity..... Position description

Incumbent Church of the Ascension
We are a very diverse group of 275 people, with a wide variety of faith, racial, cultural, linguistic, educational and economic backgrounds. We are located at 253 Echo Drive in Old Ottawa East. Expressions of interest by June 3, 2016. Position description

Music Director Job Description
St. Albans Church, 454 King Edward Street in Ottawa requires a person to work up to 19 hours per week. The position will commence on July 15th, 2016. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2016. Position description

Young Adult/Student & Youth Coordinator Job Description
St. Albans Church, 454 King Edward Street in Ottawa requires a person to work up to 19 hours per week. The position will commence on July 15th, 2016. Applications will be accepted until June 16, 2016. Position description

Various positions available at Camp Hyanto in Lyndhurst, Ontario Position details
This is a courtesy posting only, all enquiries to contact listed in the position details document.

Volunteer Opportunitites

The Well / La Source is a community ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and is guided by a volunteer management board. We are looking for new members for our management board with experience in financial management, fundraising, and/or communications. Previous board experience is a bonus but not essential. Full details.

GIFT CampaignGIFT campaign, 2011- 2016
Contribute to our exciting capital campaign, raising $12-million for parish, diocesan and wider church programs and ministries Through increased involvement and support, GIFT draws us together as one Church. As it builds on the positive results of the stewardship initiatives currently in practice, parishioners will develop a better understanding of our Church's ministries in parishes and in local communities as well as nationally and internationally. Ultimately, this experience will give far more to a parish than merely the dollars raised.

Canada Helps - Donate nowCanada Works donation
Help the Diocese in other ways
With your help, the Diocese of Ottawa sponsors a number of community ministries including Centre 454, Cornerstone, The Well, and the Ottawa Pastoral Centre. In addition, our parishes and programs further the gospel in the Ottawa valley. A donation to the Diocese through Canada Helps, whether one-time or repeating, can be designated to a specific program if you wish.


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