Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
News and Highlights from around the Diocese

November 14, 2018

Hello! Please note that some pictures are links, so be sure to check them out.

All Clergy, 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.

Christmas Season Advertising

A reminder that the deadline for signing up for the diocesan Christmas advertising campaign is this week, Friday November 16. The info sheet and sign up form are attached or you can file your request online here.

We will be posting as complete a list as possible of Advent/Christmas activity and services at the diocesan website. Please send a list of what is planned for your parish to:,
by November 30. Or earlier!

Printable Order Form
Informational Poster
Online Order Form

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Lifelong Formation
Resources, Events, Opportunities

Newsletter from Leslie Giddings containing:

  • First Annual Youth Internship Program (YIP) Fundariaser
  • Annual Advent Lunch and gingerbread church decorating
  • Welcome... Home: A look at the new National Youth Project

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Marriage Preparation Course

Registration closes soon!

December 7th (evening) and 8th (daytime)
Christ Church, Bell's Corners

Scheduled courses for 2019: 

March 01-02, 2019 and June 21-22, 2019


Parish Commitments

An update on the Parish Commitments provided by the Diocesan Accountants.

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Clergy News & Updates

The Bishop's Office is pleased to announce that:

  • It is Bishop Chapman's intention, God willing, to ordain the Rev. Alana McCord and the Rev. Colin McFarland to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral on the Feast of St. Nicholas, Thursday, December 06, 2018. The liturgy will be at 7pm; more details will follow.


News from our Parishes!

Parishes are invited to submit events or news which will be displayed here.

Bazaars and Holiday Fairs

Tour the region as parishes throughout the Diocese host their Annual Christmas Bazaars, Teas, Bake Sales, and Holiday Fairs!

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Hiring: Part-Time Domestic Cleaner

St. Thomas, Woodlawn
3794 Woodkilton Road

Cleaner wanted to clean St. Thomas Anglican Church, Woodlawn.
We are looking for an experienced part-time cleaner to help maintain our beautiful 100+ year old church. Estimated hours; 3-4 per week. Weekly duties include (but are not limited to):
• Vacuum and dust all areas in the church.
• Sweep and wash under pews in winter
• Cleaning washroom, kitchen
• Garbage collection


Ascension Jazz & Chamber Series

November 17
7pm - 9:30pm
Church of the Ascension, Ottawa
253 Echo Drive

Featuring Christian Vachon & Roland Graham.

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Jazz in the Afternoon

November 18
3pm - 4pm
Holy Trinity, North Gower
2372 Church Street

Join us for 'Jazz in the Afternoon' at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, North Gower on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM featuring the Peter Woods Quartet.
Tickets: $20; please call the office at 613-489-0998 or email

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Turkey Dinner

November 18
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Kinburn Community Centre
3045 Kinburn Side Road, Kinburn

Hosted by St. John's, Antrim.
Tickets: $15 Adults; $7 Children ages 7-12; free for children 6 and under.

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Prayer and Reflection

November 21
All Saints, Greely
7103 Parkway Road

Doors are open on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month for anyone who is looking for a quiet place and time for personal prayer and reflection.


Handel's Messiah

November 24 at 7:30pm
& November 25 at 2pm

St. Matthew's, Ottawa
217 First Avenue

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St. Luke's Recital Series

November 25
St. Luke's, Ottawa
760 Somerset Street West

Samara Garfinkle (soprano) with Ylan Chu (piano). Join us on a journey through French melodies by Fauré, Debussy, and Poulenc. St. Luke’s Church: 760 Somerset Street West (3 blocks west of Bronson Ave). Admission by donation.

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Paint Night Fundraiser

November 30
7pm - 9pm
Christ Church, Bells Corners
3861 Old Richmond Road

Decorate your home for Christmas with your own rustic wood painting. Proceeds will go toward the church's General Ministry Fund, which supports a wide variety of community ministries, outreach, education and maintenance of our property.

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Morning Coffee House

December 01
St. John's, South March
325 Sandhill Road

The band Revival, will be performing at a Coffee House morning. Ian Few and Hal Whitemen have been playing together for over seven years. Diana Billings will be singing with the band. Their playlist includes popular songs of the rock, folk and country genres from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

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Stairwell Carollers "Veni Emmanuel"

December 07
7:30pm - 9pm
St. Mark's, Ottawa
1606 Fisher Avenue

Stairwell Carollers an a cappella Ottawa choir, formed in 1977 by their director Pierre Massie, a music graduate of the University of Ottawa. The choral group has earned the distinction of being ranked amongst the best of Ottawa choirs by local choral critics. Their repertoire encompasses sacred and secular songs from all eras. In the rush of the hectic Yuletide season, the Carollers bring focus to the true meaning of Christmas, with their beautiful and unique interpretations of traditional Christmas carols in many languages.
Tickets: $15

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Angels We Have Heard on High

December 08
Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa
414 Sparks Street

Christmas with the Cathedral Girls' Choir.
"A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten,
"The Darkest Midnight in December" by Kelly-Marie Murphy,
plus a radiant feast of Christmas Hymns and Carols.
Cash Bar & Silent Auction.
Tickets: $25 Adults; $15 Youth

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News from our Friends!

Friends of the Dicoese are invited to submit events or news which will be displayed here.

Spirit Art Nights (SPAN)

November 18
7pm - 9pm
Glebe St. James, United Church
650 Lyon Street

Our artist will be Erin Burns, who will explore “Moving away from perfectionism”, using process art. No art experience is necessary to participate in these workshops. Materialsfor each session will be provided. Snacks and refreshments will also beprovided at each session.



Don't forget about these great events that we shared with you earlier.

JS Bach Magnificat

November 14
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Street

Caelis Academy Ensemble and Ottawa Baroque Consort, Directed by Matthew Larkin. Guest artists: Philippe Sly, bass-baritone; Ellen McAteer, soprano; Mikayla Jensen-Large, soprano; Matthew Muggeridge, soprano; Andrew Robar, counter-tenor; Jean Philippe Lazure, tenor; and Nicholas Savage, tenor.

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Finanical Literacy Workshop for Seniors

November 15
1:30 - 3:30pm
St. Thomas the Apostle, Ottawa
2345 Alta Vista Drive

Topics of discussion include:

- Planning for retirement
- Making estate arrangements
- Moving as housing needs change
- Dealing with attempted fraud or financial abuse
- Caring for a loved one
- Living with long-term illness or disability

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The Story of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

November 16
7 - 9 pm
St. Matthew's, Ottawa
217 First Avenue

Peter Elliott, Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver will tell the story of the amazing restoration and renewal of one of North America's finest worship spaces and a missional Christian community. OPEN HEARTS, OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS.

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Chili and Trivia
In support of Campus Ministry at Algonquin College

November 16
Carleton Memorial United Church
740 Melfa Crescent

Are members of your congregation looking for a fun night of trivia? And delicious chili and bread? Organize a team of anywhere from two to eight people and join us for an evening of fun with all proceeds going to support the ecumenical Christian Campus Ministry at Algonquin College.
Freewill donation.

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National Housing Day

November 18
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave West

Join Multifaith Housing Initiative for our annual multifaith prayer service on Sun., Nov. 18 at Ottawa City Hall. The prayer service starts at 2 PM, followed by the reception and speeches at 3:15 PM. Refreshments will be served. All faiths are welcome.

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Harvest Chili Supper

November 19
5 - 9pm
St. Columba, Ottawa
24 Sandridge Road

Join us for a harvest chili supper, featuring vegetarian, turkey, and beef chilis with all tje fixing.
Free will donation.

The Manor Park Painting Group will be at the Harvest Chili Supper with an exhibit and sale of their art work. The 99th Ottawa Brownies and Guides will be providing table service to diners.

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The next Diocesan Newsletter is November 28, 2018.
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