Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
News and Highlights from around the Diocese


February 8, 2019

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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.

A Story of Faith, Hope, Love



News & Updates

The Bishop's Office would like to announce that:


The Diocese of Ottawa has a new editor for CrossTalk newspaper, beginning with the April 2019 issue. Leigh Anne Williams. Ms Williams is a skilled reporter, writer, and editor with many years experience working for the Toronto Star, Publishers Weekly, the Globe and Mail and other publications. She was a staff writer for the Anglican Journal from 2008 to 2015. Leigh Anne brings with her journalistic skills deep interests in global and Canadian politics, indigenous, environmental and social justice issues.

Communications restructuring

The website, social media and other publications of the Diocese are being revised and restructured between now and July, 2019. Their in-box is:

Easter advertising campaign, deadline for orders March 15

Once again, the Diocese will arrange and subsidize paid advertisements informing readers of the times and locations of Holy Week services and Easter special events. Ads will be placed in the Ottawa Citizen, community newspapers and any other regional papers requested by parishes choosing to participate in this paid advertising program. These high profile display advertisements will appear in Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday papers in advance of Palm Sunday.

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer seeks a treasurer

The Canadian Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (AFP) is looking for someone with some bookkeeping experience to step into the role of treasurer. Like all members of AFP, this is a volunteer position and a job description is available for any who would like to see it. Those interested can contact Paul Dumbrille ( or Rev. Val Kenyon, the AFP Chair, or call 519-854-9998.

Online theological education for church members

The Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education (OPCOTE) has commissioned a five-part video series to provoke theological questions and discussion. Four of them will roll out at the Ask Bigger Questions website this winter, and Diocese of Ottawa churchgoers are invited to participate in the online launch event and then host “Lunch and Learn” sessions to view and discuss the videos, using a Study Guide 2019

Clergy Cottages

Reservations are now being received for summer 2019 at the Church Camp on Lake Simcoe, where 2- and 3-bedroom cottages are rented only to Anglican clergy.



Sue Garvey’s retirement party, Feb. 27


Come one and all to celebrate Sue’s enormous contribution to the mission of our Diocese, as executive director of Cornerstone Housing for Women.


Youth Internship Program Fundraiser

Tue, 12 February 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST






March 1-2, 2019

To register for this course and other dates, please click the button below.

Info & registration


Workshop - Theology of Play: Using Games to Build Community.

Open to all volunteers and leaders who want to develop concrete skillsfor community development. FREE TO ATTEND



News from our Parishes!

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

2345 Alta Vista Drive
Tuesday, March 5- 5 pm and 6 pm.
Adults $10 Children $6.
Pancakes (including gluten free), sausages, hams, ice cream.

Ascension Jazz & Chamber Series

Sat, Feb 23, 2019

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Garry Elliott & Rachel Beausoleil

This series returns for a third year of live music in Old Ottawa East!

Lean more

Need to know more?
Check out the Diocesan calendar for all upcoming events.


News from our Friends!

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

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The next Diocesan Newsletter is February 22, 2019
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