Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

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Diocese of Ottawa
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Ontario
Deaneries 10
Coordinates 45°25′03″N 75°42′33″W / 45.41750°N 75.70917°W / 45.41750; -75.70917Coordinates: 45°25′03″N 75°42′33″W / 45.41750°N 75.70917°W / 45.41750; -75.70917
Denomination Anglican Church of Canada
Rite Anglican
Established April 7, 1896 (1896-04-07)
Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop John Chapman

The Diocese of Ottawa is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario of the Anglican Church of Canada, itself a province of the Anglican Communion, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The diocese was established on April 7, 1896.[1]

In June 2016, the diocese announced that it would allow legal same-gender marriages.[2]

Bishops of Ottawa[edit]

Order Name Dates Notes
1st Charles Hamilton 1896-1914 Metropolitan of Canada, 1896-1914
2nd Charles Roper 1915-1939 Metropolitan of Ontario, 1933-1939
3rd Robert Jefferson 1939-1954
4th Ernest Reed 1954-1970
5th William Robinson 1970-1981
6th Edwin Lackey 1981-1993 Metropolitan of Ontario, 1991-1993
7th John Baycroft 1993-1999
8th Peter Coffin 1999-2007 also Bishop Ordinary to Canadian Forces, 2004
9th John Chapman 2007–present


  1. ^ "A brief history of our Diocese". Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Bishop John's letter in response to General Synod's vote to amend Marriage Canon XXI.". Retrieved 2016-07-12. 

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