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

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Commentary on UN Commission on the Status of Women by Caitlin Reilley Beck

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GibaultRev. Canon Dr. John Gibaut, Director of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) gave a public lecture at Christ Church Cathedral April 6 to talk about the commission's recent document, The Church: Towards a Common Vision. Published in March 2013, the convergence text was the result of 20 years of study and dialogue involving the WCC's members, who represent most of the churches in the world. Member churches have been asked to study the text and comment on it. "The text will be a challenge to some churches and a confirmation to others," said Mr. Gibaut, a former professor at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, and the Canon Theologian for the Diocese of Ottawa.

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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 Email List Opt-in
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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

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

Marriage, Re-Marriage and Step-Parenting 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

Synod 2013
The 132nd Session of the Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa - October 17-19, 2013. Information

Temple Pastures Retreat Centre
A Holy Place where God renews mind, body and spirit.

Congregational Resource Day - May 3, 2014
The third annual Congregational Resource Day features 18 workshops on a variety of topics related to mission and ministry. Info and registration

Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering. August 14-17, Kamloops, B.C. Information

Justice Camp 2014
For young adults 18-35. August 15-21, 2014. Hosted by the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton
Full information

Fall and winter 2013 - 2014 now online
Marriage, Re-Marriage and Step-Parenting Preparation Courses
More information

CrosstalkCrosstalk is the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

View or download the April 2014

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

Link to: Bishop's Announcements

Please note that there is a change to some staff phone numbers happening in the Synod office.

The number for our program office staff, now Mission Staff, has been consolidated with the rest of Synod staff to 613 232 7124. Staff extensions remain the same. The number 613 233 6271 is no longer in use.

Correct numbers and extensions are listed in the Staff Directory at the Diocese of Ottawa website.


Project Manager
The Synod Office of the Diocese of Ottawa is receiving applications for the position of Project Manager of the Child Poverty Initiative. This position (position description attached) is open to full-time students who are currently enrolled in university and will be enrolled in university full-time next academic year. It is a full-time position for ten weeks with no benefits (i.e. summer only employment), supervised by the Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese.
Persons interested should send their cv/resume by Noon on 28 April 2014 with a cover letter indicating their interest and qualifications for the position to The Ven. David Selzer, Executive Archdeacon at david-selzer@ottawa.anglican.ca.
Position description

Volunteer Opportunitites

Centre 454
They are in need of people who have writing or musical skills and some interest, skill or experience in teaching these arts and more. Full details

Appealing for Canadian Church Calendar Secretary for the Diocese of Ottawa for year 2015
I will continue as Calendar Secretary for 2014 with hope and faith that someone will come forward during the year to learn the ropes and subsequently be on board for 2015. It is a very rewarding position, in that you have the opportunity to meet and chat with various contacts in a fair number of churches throughout the Diocese. Subsequently, if your schedule permits, you will be required to be one day at Synod, attend the ACW Annual Meeting to give a report, and be in contact with the ACW Board throughout the year. I have enjoyed being the Calendar Secretary for a good number of years and feel that now is the time for new blood and computer-age savvy. Catherine Hannah. Contact Heidi Danson for further details

Synod Office - Volunteer Pool
As our diocesan staff at 71 Bronson prepares for a busy autumn of workshops and new initiatives, we are looking for people to join a new pool of volunteer administrative assistants. This would be a great way to connect with all sorts of people and projects and make a real difference in the way we do things. Timing is flexible and you will be supervised by a member of the admin staff.

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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