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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

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

The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario:


News, etc:

  • The 2017 Acts and Proceedings and Book of Forms are now available on the national church website here. Links are imbedded in text in the first paragraph.

  • Information about the 143rd meeting of the Synod of Quebec & Eastern Ontario, meeting in Montreal Friday & Saturday Oct. 20 & 21, is now posted on the Synod site here.

  • Gracefield Camp and Conference Centre have announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Bruce Howard, effective October 1, 2017. More info on their site here.

  • On Tuesday August 29 the Presbytery met at St. Stephen's church and sustained a call to Meg Patterson of the Presbytery of Pickering to St. Stephen's. Once the call has "gone through the hoops" dates for ordination and induction will be published.

  • The June 2017 edition of Beavertales, the newsletter of Gracefield camp, is now available here.

  • Honorary D.D... Rev. Cedric Pettigrew is now referred to as the Rev. Dr. Cedric Pettigrew after receiving an honorary D.D. at the 150th convocation of Presbyterian College, Montreal on May 11th. Congratulation, Cedric! A picture from that evening can be found in the photo gallery.

  • A service of ordination of Shahrzad Kandalaft and recognition of her appointment to the Barrhaven Mission took place Sunday May 7 at the Nepean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4010 Standherd Drive, Barrhaven. Presbytery met prior to the service, at 6:30 PM, to conduct it's business. See the photo gallery for some pics of the event. Welcome, Shahrzad!

  • The Presbytery met on March 21st at St. Andrew's Church, Ottawa. We welcomed Emma Barron, retired deaconess who has recently moved into our bounds from the Presbytery of Lanark-Renfrew. Shahrzad Kandalaft has been offered and accepted the half-time appointment to Barrhaven; arrangements are being made for her ordination. Three candidates for ministry received initial certification from the presbytery: Alex Fels (St. Andrew’s Ottawa), Enoch Lee (Grace) and Peter Mayum (St. Timothy’s). Congratulations go out to Cedric Pettigrew who will be receiving an honorary D.D. from Presbyterian College at its convocation in May. The Standing Orders of the Presbytery are now available on our site - click on the "documents" link at the top of the page.

  • 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.


  • 2017 scheduled meetings

      Tues. Jan. 17, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Gloucester Church, Ottawa  
      Sun. Jan. 22, 2017, 3:00 PM    
      service of ordination, Lyn Hughes  
    (presbytery meets at 2:30)
      St. Andrew's Church, Stittsville  
      Tues. Mar. 21, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Ottawa  
      Sun. May 7, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      service of ordination & recognition,  
    Shahrzad Kandalaft 
    (presbytery meets at 6:30)
      Nepean SDA Church, 4010 Strandherd Ave.,
      Tues. May 16, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Parkwood Church, Ottawa
      Sat.. June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre,
      Gracefield, Quebec  
      Tues. Aug. 29, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      special Presbytery meeting  
    (call to Meg Patterson)
      St. Stephen's Church, Ottawa  
      Tues. Sept. 19, 2017, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Paul's Church, Ottawa  
      Tues. Nov. 21, 2017, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Kars  


    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



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



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