Newsletter: July 26, 2019

All Clergy, Parishes, Parishioners, and Friends are invited to submit news and events for distribution.

Please visit our Diocesan Calendar for a more complete list of upcoming event throughout the diocese.


Diocesan Synod 2019

Synod will be meeting October 24-26th, 2019. In the interest of reducing our carbon footprint, we will follow an electronic Synod format. Please visit frequently for all updates and materials.

For your information, we send out our first Synod mailing, which included:

  • Welcome Letter from Bishop John
  • 2019 Synod Poster
  • Great Chapter Dates
  • Members of Synod Guide

Additionally, a reminder that your Deanery/Parish’s/Ministries Synod Circular Report and Notices of Motions are due to Heidi Danson  no later than Thursday, August 15, 2019

For more details please click the links below:

 Welcome letter from Bishop Chapman

Synod Poster

Great Chapters - Fall 2019

 Members of Synod Guide



Please send in your request for Sept. issue by early August

By Communication Request Form

By emailing the Crosstalk editor Leigh Anne Williams at

(You may use the same linked form for all communication requests)

Get Connected

Clergy, parishes, parishioners and friends are invited to submit news and event notices.



Corn on the Cob and Trivia Night in Support of Campus Ministry

Wed, August 14, 2019 - 6:00pm


Are members of your congregation looking for a night of trivia (multiple choice)? And corn on the cob (and delicious desserts)? Organize a team of anywhere from two to eight people or come on your own and join us for an evening of fun with all proceeds going to support the ecumenical Christian Campus Ministry at Algonquin College. Cost: Freewill donation.


Hosted by St. Stephen's Anglican Church with parking at 2821 St Stephen’s Street

Deadline to register: August 12.


To register, contact Jack Wilson @


Saturday, August 10 - 11:am in the parking lot of Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Road.

All proceeds to help FAMSAC food cupboard.


FUNDRAISER: Sat Sept 7th at the Canadian Golf and Country Club.

If you are interested in playing, dinner only, or both, please register online or call the church office by August 24th. Please invite family and friends to join us at this fun fellowship event for golf or just dinner. 


URL for online registration


Next course date: Sep 20-21, 2019

Our 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 by gender, age, or previous marital status.

Full info and course registration

Prayer Calendar - July 1 to September 30, 2019


What's new?
Check out the Diocesan calendar for all upcoming events.


Communication Requests & Change of email

A reminder that all should be submitted through this form:


Please use the COMMUNICATION REQUEST FORM for submissions to: Crosstalk Newspaper; Diocesan Newsletter; eBlast or directed emails; Diocesan calendar postings; social media; Diocesan website.

For questions or concerns regarding Crosstalk, other than article submissions, please email the editor, Leigh Anne Williams at crosstalk@ottawa.anglican.

For all other concerns or questions regarding Communication, other than submission requests, please direct your email to  

(please update your address book to these emails)


The next diocesan newsletter will be emailed to parishes and subscribers on August 9, 2019.

Please submit all requests for inclusion at least 2 days in advance of distribution, using our electronic form.

Please review our mailing guidelines and deadlines before submitting.

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Unfortunately, once published, the newsletter cannot be revised.