January 2022 Issue

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Bishop voices concerns about the city’s plan for affordable housing

Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Comforting those who mourn in this difficult time

I write this column in early Advent, as the “New Year” of the church has just begun. When you read this column, the new calendar year ...
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Virtual fundraiser hits a new height

The second annual Building a Community of Hope virtual fundraising event, which took place in October and included a virtual tour of the diocesan Community ...
The dreamcatcher at Cornerstone Housing for Women on Princeton Ave.

Breaking down the barriers to affordable housing

She’d been so happy when she told us she’d found an apartment, but now she was back at the reception desk at Cornerstone Housing for ...
Cots are set up in the sanctuary of St. Alban the Martyr to provide a safe place for people to sleep Monday to Saturday.

Cornerstone shelter and day programs struggle to keep up with increasing need and costs

As they prepare to return to newly renovated quarters early in the new year, Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Emergency Shelter staff are keenly aware that ...
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Walkathon benefits Emergency Food Centre

Our Virtual Walk for the Centre was a “rainy day” success! Umbrellas in hand, under grey skies and through drizzling rain, three St. Matthew’s Team ...
From left: Archdeacon Peter Crosby, the Rev. Adam Brown, auctioneer Mike Cook and organizer Nancy Hallberg are all smiles behind their masks shortly before the live auction portion of the Nov. 27 fundraiser. 

Annual fundraiser revived in Long Sault

Christ Church Anglican in Long Sault, Ont. hosted its first in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic on Nov. 27 with the “Make It, ...
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Keeping calm and carrying on at All Saints Greely

How does a small parish in the southern part of Ottawa continue to thrive and prosper throughout a pandemic?  At All Saints Greely, the answer has ...
In October, parishioners from St. John’s went to visit Temple Israel on Prince of Wales Drive. Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg welcomed them and gave them a tour.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship

It’s not easy, moving to a new city, and as a clergy person, moving to a new parish and diocese. It’s even tougher if you ...
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Getting to know the neighbours

The Rev. Gary van der Meer was appointed by Bishop Shane Parker as the Diocese of Ottawa’s new interfaith officer, following the retirement of the ...
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First ordination of the new church year

On Dec. 4, the Reverends Caroline Ducros, Mark Lewis, Cynthia MacLachlan, and Robert Sicard were ordained at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa by Bishop Shane ...
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Anglican Foundation funds seven youth projects

The Anglican Foundation of Canada announced in late November that 11 applicants from the Diocese of Ottawa would receive a total of $52,800 in grants ...
Author Michelle Good delivers her lecture to an online audience.

Author challenges audience to stand with Indigenous peoples

On Dec. 6, Michelle Good, author of the novel Five Little Indians, which won the 2020 Governor-General’s Literary Award, delivered the inaugural lecture in an ...
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Church of the Good Shepherd Plantagenet

Such was the verticality of the design of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Plantagenet, shown here, that the length of this frame house of ...
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ACW Update

Dear ACW friends,  Way back in May you arranged for your colleagues at St. Vincent de Paul in Alberta to purchase some warm winter clothing ...
Each of the priests ordained on Dec. 4 at Christ Church Cathedral were given a chalice, paten and Bible as signs of their authority to preach the Word of God and administer Holy sacraments.


Jan. 1, 2022 New Year’s Day Noon – Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St., Ottawa) Diocese of Ottawa’s 125th Anniversary Choral Eucharist with Archbishop Linda ...
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