Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
News and Highlights from around the Diocese

November 01, 2018

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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.

Financial 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 Great Soup Lunch in Support of the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre

November 10
12 Noon
Epiphany, Gloucester
1290 Ogilvie Road

Epiphany is proud to host a fundraiser lunch for the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre, one of the five Diocesan Community Ministries. All proceeds will be directed to the Conselling Support Fund; which is used to help offset the cost of fee-for-counselling services, making mental health resources accessbile to everyone in need.

Tickets: $20 (tax receipts available)
Redeem your ticket for a soup bowl/mug of your choice to keep, and enjoy a delicious soup with sides, and dessert, and support the Counselling Suppot Fund.

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Marriage Preparation Course

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



November Edition of Crosstalk Online

The October Edition of Crosstalk is now avaialble online.

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A Statement from the House of Bishops

A Statement from the House of Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada Concerning the Events in Pittsburgh Over the Weekend.

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Lfelong Formation
Resources, Events, Opportunities

Newsletter from Leslie Giddings containing:

  • Youth Ministry Resources
  • Journeying as Allies Book Group
  • Rural Youth Reconciliation Initiative

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Christ Church Cathedral Appoints Indigenous Teacher in Residence

Christ Church Cathedral has appointed Albert Dumont, a well-known and respected Algonquin poet, artist, activist and spiritual guide, to be Algonquin Spiritual Teacher in Residence for a two-year term.

This is the first appointment of a non-Christian Indigenous teacher in residence in a cathedral of The Anglican Church of Canada and comes with the full support of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Chief Jean Guy Whiteduck, and Bishop John Chapman.

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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:

  • Rev. Deacon Christine Jannasch has received the Bishop's permission to retire as the Chaplain at The Well/La Source and Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret's, Vanier; effective November 30, 2018.

  • Rev. Jon Martin has been appointed Regional Dean of the Deanery of Stormont; effective Nomeber 01, 2018.


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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Chinese Banquet

November 03
St. Luke's, Ottawa
760 Somerset Street West

The 10-course Chinese Banquet fundraiser.
Tickets: $60 (Tax receipt for $35).
Contact: John Price (613) 724-3846 or

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Cathedral Arts

November 05
Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa
414 Sparks Street

Cathedral Arts at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa is proud to present a dinner lecture with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, who will speak about reconciliation.

Perry Bellegarde, re-elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2018, holds a wealth of leadership experience. He’s spent the past thirty years putting into practice his strong beliefs on the laws and traditions instilled in him by the many Chiefs and Elders he has known over the years. He is a strong advocate for honouring and implementing Inherent and Treaty rights, title and jurisdiction.

A delicious buffet dinner will be served by Wawatay Catering from Kitigan Zibi.

Proceeds of the event go to First Nations University of Canada Perry Bellegarde Leadership Scholarship fund.

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Prayer and Reflection

November 07
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.


St. Luke's Recital Series

November 11
St. Luke's, Ottawa
760 Somerset Street West

Ottawa Guitar Trio: (Nathan Bredeson, Alexandre Bougie, François Lacelle). From Debussy and Ravel to John Williams, the Ottawa Guitar Trio will transport you across time and genre with your favourite hits from classical music, film, and video games, plus a special tribute for Remembrance Day. Admission by donation.

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Special Remembrance Day Evensong

November 11
St. Matthew's, Ottawa
217 First Avenue

Special Remembrance Day Evensong with unveiling of a framed tribute to "The 48", St. Matthew's parishioners killed in WWI and WWII. Followed by a reception.

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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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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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News from our Friends!

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

Lecture: Why Are Human Beings Religious?

November 08
University of Ottawa, Huguette-Labelle, Room 112, Tabaret Hall

The Department of Classics and Religious Studies is delighted to welcome renowned author and commentator on religion Karen Armstrong.

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Mentorship - Aftercare - Presence

Support for people leaving the criminal justice system. MAP operates in teh Ottawa area, accepting clients released from a variety of provincial and federal institutions. 

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Dementia Friendly Community Training

Available free to churches and community groups until March 31, 2018. Pamplet here.

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

Diocesan Synod

November 01 - 03

All members of the Diocese are welcome to join the opening Eucharist Thursday, November 01 at 7pm at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, where the Bishop will be delivering his Address. Members of the Diocese are also welcome to attend the business session of Synod as an oberver.

The business session of Synod will take place Friday and Saturday at the St. Elias Conference & Banquet Centre.

*Registration for all Parish Delegates (Clergy and/or Lay) is to be completed by either the Parish Administrator or the Incumbent.

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Labyrinth Walk - Theme: Reflection

November 02
7 - 9pm
St. Luke's, Ottawa
760 Somerset Street West

Introduction and Labyrinth walk.
Note: last walker entering into labyrinth is at 8:15 pm
Refreshments 8:30 – 9:00pm
Suggested donation $10-20 or best you can offer is most appreciated.

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Food Cupboard Donations

November 03
9 - 11am
All Saints, Greely
7103 Parkway Road

All Saints Greely is open on the 1st Saturday of each month to accept donations for our local food bank, the Osgoode Emergency Food Cupboard.

Lasagna Dinner

November 03
6 - 10pm
St. Thomas, Woodlawn
3794 Woodkilton Road

Lasagna Dinner and Euchre to follow. Homemade Lasagna, salad, roll and dessert made by the ladies of the church. Euchre to follow the dinner if you wish to stay.
Tickets: $15; advance sales only

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