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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:   Douglas Kendall, c/o St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 2 Mulkins St., Stittsville ON K2S 1A3, phone/fax 613-831-1256
    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

    Presbytery of Ottawa Youth Ministry:   "Ottawa Youth - PCC" on Facebook  

The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario:


News, etc:

  • Check out the latest newsletter from our Ministry Animator, Cheryl Gaver - June 2019; also back issues: May 2019 · Apr 2019 · Mar 2019 · Feb 2019 · Jan 2019

  • "NOT SECURE" got you worried? More info on websites and SSL Certificates in the webserant's report to the May meeting of Presbytery, available (in advance) here.

  • Gracefield camp has several employment opportunities, including Senior Program Director and other summer positions. See the employment page of their website for more info.

  • At the regular presbytery meeting on March 19 The Upper Room, Rockland was granted permission to change their name to Rockland Community Church. Subsequent to the meeting they have launched a new website, www.rocklandcommunitychurch.com.

  • Bruce Howard resigned as Executive Director for Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre effective Feb. 14, 2019

  • The induction service for Reine Boghos took place January 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Timothy's Church. Welcome, Reine!

  • At the meeting prior to the induction service on January 6, the names of Bonita Mason and David A. Stewart were transferred from the appendix to the constituent roll of presbytery.

  • We welcome to the presbytery Bonita Mason, military chaplain transferred in from the Presbytery of Montreal. R.M.A. (Sandy) Scott has "medically retired" from chaplaincy service in the Canadian Armed Forces.

  • A memorial service for Carol Bain, who died October 20, 2018, took place Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 12 noon at First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, with visitation an hour prior to the service. Interment was to be at the Arundel Cemetery, Arundel, Quebec on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Read Carol's obituary from the Ottawa Citizen here.

  • The 144th meeting of the Synod of Quebec & Eastern Ontario, met in Vankleek Hill Friday & Saturday Oct. 19 & 20; info is posted on the Synod site here.

  • The Service of Recognition for Ruth Draffin (see item immediately below) was held Sunday October 14 at 7:00 PM at Chamberland Hall, next to Park Simon, 1517 Laurier Street, Rockland, ON

  • At the regular presbytery meeting on Sept. 18, Ruth Draffin was appointed as Stated Supply for the Upper Room, Rockland on a half-time basis for one year commencing Oct. 1/18. Added to the appendix were Carol Bain, retired minister from Seaway-Glengarry, David Stewart, recently returned to Ottawa as a student and Floyd McPhee who finished his term as interim minister at St. Tim's at the end of August.

  • New logo... On April 30 the national church released a "refreshed" burning bush logo, seen above. More info on the PCC website here, including downloads.

  • 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.


  • 2019 Presbytery meetings

      Sun. Jan. 6, 2019, 7:00 PM    
      (presbytery meets at 6:30 PM)
      induction of Reine Boghos  
      St. Timothy's Church, Ottawa                            
      Tues. Jan. 15, 2019, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Gloucester Church, Ottawa                            
      Tues. Mar. 19, 2019, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Trinity Church, Carp
      Tues. May 21, 2019, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Grace Church, Orleans
      Tues. June 18, 2019, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Stephen's Church, Ottawa
      Tues. Sept. 17, 2019, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Stittsville  
      Tues. Nov. 19, 2019, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's 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   ·  

    visit the websites of some other churches in the Ottawa area



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