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

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"Illumination" - a powerful set of brief glimpses into those who share their lives at Centre 454. To view full details and larger video, please visit here.

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Cornerstone and The Well, two of the Community Ministries of the Diocese of Ottawa, face funding cuts at the end of March totaling over $350,000. Cornerstone housing for women expects to lose $212,000 and The Well, a day program for women, about $140,000.
The funding cuts to both the Well and Cornerstone are the result of the realignment of federal monies within the Housing First framework," said the Ven. Dr. Peter John Hobbs, Director of Mission for the diocese. "Though this is disappointing and will impact the quality of our services in the short term, we are committed to continuing our programs and services," he said. "The City of Ottawa remains an important partner in this work along with all the people and parishes of our diocese."
In a statement, Cornerstone said current services are being pared back to bare bones to fund new programs since there is "no new funding available to support the transition to the new way of doing business." The funding cuts also affect the Odawa Native Friendship Centre and Centre 507.

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Canons, Bylaws & Regulations
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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

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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 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.

DYC (Diocesan Youth Conference).
May 15-17,2015. Christie Lake Camp Perth.
Learn more

Schedule 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 March 2015

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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Diocesan Electronic Mailing


Director of Music - St. Stephens
Expressions of interest by May 31, 2015. Job description available here.

Christ Church Bells Corners - two positions available
Welcoming Ministries Coordinator and
Director of Children and Family Ministries
To view the description of these two positions, please download the pdf here

Cornerstone Housing for Volunteer Coordinator - Temporary, full time
Job description available here. Expressions of interest by March 13, 2015.

Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre - Administrative Assistant / Intake Worker
Please view the position description here

Volunteer Opportunitites

Centre 454 is looking for people to volunteer for our Weekend Program beginning Saturday, December 6. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at jessica.tomas@ottawa.anglican.ca or 613-235-4351 ext. 229. Visit our website http://www.centre454.ca/index.php/en/how-to-help to complete the application form.

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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