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            The Presbytery of Ottawa

NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR                     The Presbyterian Church in Canada                  


Welcome to our website! The Presbytery of Ottawa is made up of 20 congregations and 1 extension work in and around the National Capital Area.


    Moderator:   John Tyler, c/o Westminster church, 470 Roosevelt Ave., Ottawa ON K2A 1Z6; phone 613-722-1144
    Clerk:         James Hurd, 10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa ON K2E 5S9, phone 613-225-6648, fax 613-225-8535
    Treasurer:   Noral Rebin, c/o St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa K1P 5N9, phone 613-232-4652 (h) 613-239-2942 (o)

    Ministry Animator, Presbyteries of Ottawa & Seaway-Glengarry:
          Cheryl Gaver
          website: cherylgaver.ca

    Algonquin College Campus Ministry:
          Yuriy Derkach, Chaplain, room E211 (at the Spiritual Centre), Woodroffe campus, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, phone 613-727-4723 ext. 5341
          website: www.campusministryac.com

The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario:


News, etc:

  • The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario meets in Ottawa at Trinity church, Carp on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22; this year it includes a conference on the theme The Roots of Change, with speakers the Rev. Dr. Dale Woods, Principal, and the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries, Director of Pastoral Studies at Presbyterian College, Montreal. The conference is open to everyone, and takes place Friday evening from 7-9 pm and Saturday morning from 9 am -12 noon. Registration is required -- deadline Friday, October 14th. See the Synod2016 page for more details. The conference is free; options include Friday supper ($12) and Saturday lunch ($10).

  • (2016-05-??) Among other things, the May issue of Gracefield's Beavertales newslwtter welcomes their new Facilities Manager, Malcolm Hamilton. Check it out here.

  • (2016-05-18) As followup to the TRC activities, a "Mass Blanket Exercise" will be held on Parliament Hill May 31 commencing at 5:30 pm. See poster here for more info or contact Dorothy Herbert at gwyngilia@xplornet.ca.

  • (2016-05-17) Cheryl Gaver (Rev. Dr.) of Prescott has been hired as Ministry Animator for the presbyteries of Seaway-Glengarry & Ottawa for one year commencing June 1; Lyn Hughes was certified for ordination; Liz Chan is also eligible to be called as a minister of the PCC, having fulfilled the appropriate requirements. Ministry & Pastoral Care produced a comprehensive report addressing issues raised by the Synod Commission's report on its handling of the steps leading to Peter Rombeek's ordination. Philip MacFie was hired as Synod co-ordinator for CY2016 (see synod page here).

  • (2016-04-19) Job vacancies at Gracefield (Facilities Manager) and in the Presbytery (Youth Animator and Coordinator of Pastoral Care) are in the process of being filled.
  • the congregations of St. Andrew's Kars and Osgoode Church, Vernon requested and were granted permission to become a two-point charge. This will take effect September 1st.
  • two candidates for ministry will have finished their studies at Presbyterian College the end of May: Lyn Hughes and Liz Chan
  • St. Paul's church were granted permission to sell the former Christian School to an interested buyer
  • Brian & Janet Ham have resigned as Co-Executive Directors of Gracefield effective May 15
  • The Youth Working Group announce a Spring Youth Retreat for Jr. High (gr 6-8) & Sr. High (gr 9-12) to take place Sat. May 21 - Mon. May 23 at Gracefield, cost $50 (incl. transportation); theme: "Welcome"; theme speaker: Joan Cote; registration deadline is May 8 (late reg. add $15)

  • (2016-04-01) Official nominee for moderator... Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk of the PCC, has announced that the name of the Rev. Douglas Rollwage, minister at Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, will be placed as the sole nominee to be Moderator of the 2016 General Assembly, scheduled to meet in June at York University, Toronto.

  • (2016-02-02) A Presbytery workshop on human sexuality was held Saturday February 20, 8:30 - 4:00 at St. Paul's church, open to all members and adherents of the PCC. Cost: $20 including lunch.
  • Check out our new photo gallery featuring photos of some noteable Presbytery events. Follow the link at the top of the page.

  • (2016-01-31) This afternoon an induction service was held for Rev. Phil Kim at Knox church, Manotick. Congrats, Phil!

  • Presbytery QR codes, including background info, a QR code for the Presbytery of Ottawa, one for Presbytery Youth and a link to a QR code generator.


  • 2016 scheduled meetings

      Tues. Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Trinity Church, Carp
      Sun. Jan. 31, 2016, 3:00 PM    
      (presbytery meets at 2:30)
      service of induction  
      Knox Church, Manotick
      Tues. Apr. 19, 2016, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Ottawa
      Tues. May 17, 2016, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. David and St. Martin Church, Ottawa
      Tues. June 21, 2016, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Knox Church, Ottawa
      Tues. Sept. 20, 2016, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Stittsville
      Tues. Nov. 15, 2016, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Giles Church, Ottawa


    NOTE RE: MEETINGS: meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, as follows...

    for all regular meetings - November, January, March or April (whichever does not include Easter), May...
              7:00 p.m. - light refreshments
              7:15 p.m. - worship
              7:30 p.m. - business

    for the June meeting...
              5:00 p.m. outdoor barbeque (candidates for ministry under the care of the presbytery invited), followed by business;

    for the September meeting...
              5:00 p.m. - worship (including communion), followed by business
              6:30 p.m. - supper
              7:30 p.m. - business cont'd

    if the 3rd Tuesday in March falls within spring break for the public schools, the meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday.

    national websites      PCC:   PCC   ·     ·     ·   Renewal Fellowship:   Renewal Fellowship   ·     ·   PSALT:   website   ·  

    visit the websites of some other churches in the Ottawa area



    feedback? send to Gord Walford,webservant, Parkwood Church, Ottawa ON



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