February 2022 Issue

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Fundraising campaign for Bells Corners Housing Project launched

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Keeping one another’s spirits up on a long trek

I have written before about my snowshoe travels in the snow-laden forests of Algonquin Park—trips that lasted several days between destinations, by way of frozen creeks, ...
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Clergy and Staff News

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As we look to the future, Primate says baptismal promises are vital touchstones

Although the Omicron wave of the pandemic prevented Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada,  from travelling to Ottawa for the New ...
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Diocesan Synod office renamed Ascension House

Before the close of the Jan. 1 choral morning service at Christ Church Cathedral, which commemorated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Anglican ...
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Donors give a gift to promote reconciliation

Like so many across the country, people in the Parish of Huntley were shaken and moved by the news that the unmarked graves of 215 ...
Gwynneth Evans, second from left, is now co-chair of All My Relations.

New chairs at the table

The All My Relations circle of the diocese met for a potluck supper to thank and honour the first chairs of this committee: Margaret Lemaire ...
l-r— Volunteer Lucien with Bonnie McNally and Cathy, who is on staff at The Well, with all those comfort bags.

God of the Impossible makes 225 bags possible

On Dec. 13, my online daily devotion focused on ‘God of the Impossible.’ It spoke of the angel appearing to Mary, a virgin, announcing that ...
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Generous gift prompted by the Holy Spirit

Complete figures for 2021 are still being tallied, but the Diocese’s Today for Tomorrow annual appeal received a wonderful surprise gift just in time for ...
Julia Thompson and her son Ezra met up with Archbishop Tutu again in 2018.

Remembering Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Anglican priest. Family man.  Anti-apartheid and human rights activist.  Nobel peace prize laureate.  An icon of South African and Christian leadership. Through it all, a ...
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The task of confronting colonialism

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa launched into Project Anti-racism last fall. Before and since then, I reflected on colonialism and its continuing impacts in the ...
Scenes from St. Stephen’s diversity-embracing parish.

Embracing and acknowledging diversity

Following on the success of celebrations of Black History Month last year, we have set Sat. Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. as the day and ...
(L-r) Lois Wynn and Peter Martin from St. Aidan’s met up with Marilyn Bedard, Rev. Tim Kehoe and Kathryn Fournier from St. Thomas to make the delivery. Missing from the photo is Cathy Munroe from St. Thomas.

St. Aidan’s and St. Thomas give gifts wrapped with care

This past Advent St Aidan’s and St Thomas the Apostle joined together to provide special Christmas gift bags to the women in the city of ...
St. Margaret’s elves Bernie Delmaire, Deborah Tagornak and the Rev. Aigah prepare to share the peace of Christ at Christmas.

St. Margaret’s finds a way around the Omicron damper

Through the years of the Rev. Aigah Attagutsiak’s ministry to Inuit in Ottawa, the great event of the year has been the St. Margaret’s Christmas ...
Front row (l-r): Rev. Dr. Ron Hunt, Anne Nilson and wardens Debbie Cox and Anne Graham. Behind are: Bob McLaren, Joe Beckett, Mary Cross and Peggy Beckett. Absent from the photo were Cheryl Parks, Toni Morse-Smith, Norma Graham and Gayda Errett.

The Parish of Maberly-Lanark buys a farm

“We may be small in number, but we are mighty!” That’s what the Parish of Maberly-Lanark discovered in 2021 as parishioners raised funds for the ...

Santa visits The Well, Christmas 2021

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The Anglican Foundation invites Canadian Anglicans to take a closer look

“I want to encourage all Canadian Anglicans to take a closer look at AFC,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director, Anglican Foundation of Canada, “and ...
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Wintertime beauty of creation in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

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Saint Mark, Pakenham

Saint Mark’s Church at Pakenham, it could be argued, is the chameleon of churches in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. From the top of the ...
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Jan. 30 Journeying as Allies Meeting 2-4 pm on Zoom Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman to be discussed. Join the AMR mailing ...
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