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Welcome to Julian of Norwich Anglican Church
Who and Where We Are

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa formerly known as Nepean.

Julian of Norwich

About Us

The Julian of Norwich Anglican Church Way of Life:

Julian of Norwich was a Christian Mystic whose spiritual journey was inspired by viewing the world God loves through a window into the community and a window into the sacred. Julian served God by serving neighbourhood.

In the same way, Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is a community that strives to follow Jesus with an active gaze through a window in to the sacred and a window in to the neighbourhood. We are guided by the commandments to love God with our heart, mind, and soul and to love our neighbour as ourself.

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church seeks, with God’s help, to:

  • create a welcoming space where all can enter as they are.
  • strengthen relationships with God through worship, prayer and sacrament.
  • actively live out mission and ministry by serving and caring for people and the environment.
  • nurture spiritual growth by creating opportunities for learning, questioning, and transforming.
  • prioritize relationships, governance and action that elicit the creation, maintenance, and growth of community-based quality of life and wellness that is intergenerational and inclusive of diverse cultures and faith expressions.

Energized by God’s love for all of creation, participants in the community life of Julian of Norwich Anglican Church are invited to:

  • recognize yourself as a gift of God’s creation with a spiritual life that seeks to be nurtured.
  • embrace regular worship, prayer and sacrament.
  • show Christ’s love to neighbour and other in your everyday life.
  • strive to create peace, justice, compassion, inclusion and equality in the world.
  • be open to the way in which God is expressed in diverse people, cultures, and religions.
  • share in the mission and outreach ministry of the community with your gifts of time and talent.
  • support the mission and outreach ministry of the community financially.

Finding Us

Our church faces Merivale Road, between Rossland and Withrow Avenue. Our main entrance is at 7 Rossland Avenue. Parking is free, easy, and right at the main entrance. On Sunday mornings, there is additional parking across the street from the church at Elizabeth Wyn Wood School, which they are kind enough to allow us to use on Sunday mornings.

The church is accessible with several designated parking spots, a ramp to the main door entrance, and automated doors.

There are bike racks outside the main door and you can also use OC Transpo (Line 80 and 86 Bus stop at Merivale and Rossland Avenue)

Do I need to get dressed up to come to Julian?

We are informal, so please wear whatever feels comfortable to you.

What do I do when I arrive?

Whether you come to either the 8:00 am, or the 10:00 am service you will be met by a friendly greeter who will pass along to you whatever you need for the service. Please feel free to ask your greeter any questions that you may have, and please do sit wherever you wish.

What about my children?

At Julian of Norwich the whole community worships together; from one year old to 100 years old. There is a child-friendly play space at the entrance of the sanctuary with toys and a book shelf for children to play with if they get restless at the pew or to take to the pew with them. Currently we also hold a bi-weekly Sunday School via Zoom that you can get information about by contacting Rev. Monique at

How long is the service?

Currently our 8:00 a.m. service is a quiet service of Morning Prayer. The 10:00 a.m. service is a Holy Eucharist Service. As of June 2022 both services are accessible in-person, Online, and over the phone. To find out more about how to access the services online and by phone Please click here. To attend in-person just show up at Merivale and Rossland Avenue.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?

The truth is, sometimes you won’t until you get the hang of the flow of the service and have figured out what is comfortable for you. No worries; you can easily follow the community’s lead on whether to stand, sit, or kneel. In fact, throughout the service we often give the option of assuming whichever posture is most comfortable for you, and enables you to best participate in the service. For example, if kneeling during prayer is uncomfortable, then please either sit or stand during prayer because we don’t want posture to get in the way of your being able to worship enjoyably.

What about receiving Communion?

All who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. If you are not comfortable receiving communion then you are welcome to receive a blessing – just indicate that you do not wish to receive communion by folding your arms in front of you.

What about gluten and other food sensitivities?

At Julian we provide gluten-free communion wafers in addition to regular wafers. Please indicate your gluten sensitivity to the minister serving communion.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute to the work of Julian. However, gifts are always gratefully received and those who continue to be part of the community are asked to prayerfully discern how they will contribute to the parish with their time, talent and treasure.

What happens after the service?

We currently do not have a ‘coffee hour’, but you can always find people gathered at the entrance to the sanctuary before and after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. service. Don’t hesitate to join in the conversation.

What is the ‘Anglican’ church?

The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree. For more information, please see www.anglican.ca

Who is Julian of Norwich?

Our Church

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church Ottawa was established in 2015 in response to an amalgamation of two existing congregations coming together for ministry renewal.

Our Namesake

Julian of Norwich was an English Christian mystic, philosopher and theologian.

During her early life, the Black Death hit the city of Norwich three times. It is estimated that the plague killed about a third of England's population in one single epidemic. People died so quickly and in such numbers that "the dead could not receive proper burial and in the worst of times, lay stacked in carts like so much cordwood, or in hastily dug pits on the edge of town, or simply where they fell, in the streets". [Pelphrey, B (1989), Christ Our Mother: Julian of Norwich, Michael Glazier, p.65.] Seeing these images may have affected Julian, who was just six years old when the plague first hit Norwich. Although she does not speak of the plague directly, her book shows a deep sensitivity to suffering and dying.

Julian had a series of visions, which she wrote down, and spent her life elaborating upon. The photo on the home page depicts a statue of Julian of Norwich, holding the book, Revelations of Divine Love, at Norwich Cathedral.

Shortly after the shewings, Julian wrote what is known as the Short Text. The text is written from an autobiographical perspective, as Julian essentially narrates what she had just experienced.
Over the next 20 years, Julian reflected on her experience and the result was what is known as the Long Text.

Available PDF:

We have a tri-fold document that is available in printed format in our church office. You may choose to view the document in PDF format Here

New Here?

Welcome to Julian

For starters, may we suggest that you download our New Membership Information Package

Words of Wecome

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. You’re welcome if you are Old Ottawa, New Ottawa, not from Ottawa, or just passing by. We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since little Jack’s baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We welcome keep-fit dads, hockey moms, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organized religion. We’ve been there too! If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here.

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as a kid or got lost on the 417 and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts...and you!”

Julian of Norwich is part of the Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada define themselves as a people seeking to know, love, and follow Jesus in serving God’s mission. We invite you to join us. Canadian Anglicans are a diverse community. We worship in small chapels and large churches. Some of us worship with guitars and drums, while others prefer organs and choirs. We speak many languages.

The Eucharist (also known as the Lord’s Supper or Communion) is a central part of many Sunday services, but many Anglican congregations also meet for services throughout the week. Anglican services also follow a pattern that begins with the gathering of the community, then listening to and reflecting on the Scriptures. The community then brings the needs of the world and the community to God in prayer, and the group partakes in the holy meal of bread and wine, before being sent forth into the mission of daily life.

What is the ‘Anglican’ church?

The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.

From the Anglican Church of Canada: We invite you to read more about our beliefs, our organization, our history and what to expect by visiting our website at: www.anglican.ca

The Julian of Norwich Anglican Way of Life

Julian of Norwich was a Christian Mystic whose spiritual journey was inspired by viewing the world God loves through a window into the community and a window into the sacred. Julian served God by serving neighbourhood.

In the same way, Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is a community that strives to follow Jesus with an active gaze through a window in to the sacred and a window in to the neighbourhood. We are guided by the commandments to love God with our heart, mind, and soul and to love our neighbour as ourself.

For more information on our Way of Life and Guiding Principles, please download the
New Membership Information Package

What is Happening at the Parish?

There is always something interesting happening at Julian of Norwich. To learn what is happening right now, please view our .

Are There any Major Initiatives Under Development?

Indeed! There are many exciting changes coming. Please refer to our Ministry Redevelopment plan for more information.

Is There a Program for Children?

During the Pandemic we have been holding an Online Zoom Sunday School approximately twice a month. To register and find out more please contact The Reverend Monique Stone at revmoniquestone@gmail.com

What is the Music Program?

During the Pandemic we do not have a choir. Singers are asked to sing from their socially distanced pews and, when permitted, all are welcome to join in.

What about Accessibility?

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is fully wheelchair accessible, via the main church entrance (7 Rossland Avenue), as well as via the hall entrance (located east of the main church entrance).

Audio headsets are available to assist the hearing impaired at every service. Our greeters can provide you with a headset and instructions. Alternatively, you can pick one up from the small table behind the last pew on the right side of the main sanctuary.

Parking?

Free parking is available in the parking lot near the main church entrance, at 7 Rossland Avenue and two handicap spots at the 9 Rossland entrance. Additional free parking is located on the opposite side of Rossland Avenue, at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Secondary Alternate School.

Clergy and Leadership

The Reverend Monique Stone

Monique joined Julian of Norwich as its Rector in 2018. She continues to lead the parish as it both transforms into the future through its extensive redevelopment project and as it continues to be a vibrant neighbourhood ministry that embraces people through worship, community, and the simplicity of church bazaars and pancake suppers.

Monique is a recognized ordained leader in the Diocese in the area of Strategic Planning, Sustainability, and Real Estate challenges & opportunities. She has brought to her ordained vocation vast experience as a change management and community engagement specialist in the areas of environmental & social sustainability and planning & development.

Monique has held a variety of leadership roles in the diocese including representing Ottawa at the General Synod in 2016 and 2019. At the invitation of the Primate she is currently Co-Chair of the Planning and Agenda Committee for the Council of General Synod and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Strategic Plan Working Group.

Her published work includes articles in Geez Magazine, The Community, and the Anglican Communion’s International Anglican Family Network Publication. She became a Byron Fellow in 2015 (an interdisciplinary sustainability leadership program out of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina) and a Re:Generate Fellow in 2016 (an ecological vocation and religious leadership program out of Wake Forest University School of Divinity).

No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence. Her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better.

Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory.
She can be reached at

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).

Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.

Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at  or by phone at 613-723-1980.

Some of our Lay Leaders:

(all Julian of Norwich parishioners are involved in the ministry of the church in some way)

  • Jillian Gauthier (Rector’s Warden)
  • Eric Driscoll (People’s Warden)
  • Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)
  • Laura Dallas, Robin McKay, Sue Davies: Members of the Julian of Norwich / Diocese of Ottawa Redevelopment Steering Committee (JUDO)
  • Anna Hislop (Property Manager, Nearly New Shop, Garden Management)
Understanding our Governance

To learn a little bit more about how our parish is governed and the various roles that are included in our governance team structure, please take a look at our Governance Document.

The Reverend Monique Stone

Monique joined Julian of Norwich as its Rector in 2018. She continues to lead the parish as it both transforms into the future through its extensive redevelopment project and as it continues to be a vibrant neighbourhood ministry that embraces people through worship, community, and the simplicity of church bazaars and pancake suppers.

Monique is a recognized ordained leader in the Diocese in the area of Strategic Planning, Sustainability, and Real Estate challenges & opportunities. She has brought to her ordained vocation vast experience as a change management and community engagement specialist in the areas of environmental & social sustainability and planning & development.

Monique has held a variety of leadership roles in the diocese including representing Ottawa at the General Synod in 2016 and 2019. At the invitation of the Primate she is currently Co-Chair of the Planning and Agenda Committee for the Council of General Synod and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Strategic Plan Working Group.

Her published work includes articles in Geez Magazine, The Community, and the Anglican Communion’s International Anglican Family Network Publication. She became a Byron Fellow in 2015 (an interdisciplinary sustainability leadership program out of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina) and a Re:Generate Fellow in 2016 (an ecological vocation and religious leadership program out of Wake Forest University School of Divinity).

No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence. Her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better.

Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory.
She can be reached at

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).

Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.

Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at  or by phone at 613-723-1980.

Some of our Lay Leaders:

(all Julian of Norwich parishioners are involved in the ministry of the church in some way)

  • Jillian Gauthier (Rector’s Warden)
  • Eric Driscoll (People’s Warden)
  • Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)
  • Laura Dallas, Robin McKay, Sue Davies: Members of the Julian of Norwich / Diocese of Ottawa Redevelopment Steering Committee (JUDO)
  • Anna Hislop (Property Manager, Nearly New Shop, Garden Management)
Understanding our Governance

To learn a little bit more about how our parish is governed and the various roles that are included in our governance team structure, please take a look at our Governance Document.

Children’s Formation

At Julian of Norwich the whole community worships together; from one year old to 100 years old. There is a child-friendly play space at the entrance of the sanctuary with toys and a book shelf for children to play with if they get restless at the pew or to take to the pew with them. Currently we also hold a bi-weekly Sunday School via Zoom that you can get information about by contacting Rev. Monique at

If you have any questions about children and youth formation please contact Rev. Monique at .

Here is a lovely article that highlights our approach to why children should come to church (and that however they seek to participate is awesome):

Why you Have to Go to Church…

Written by: Laura Kelly Fanucci (Source: https://practicingfamilies.com/2014/04/02/why-do-you-have-to-go-to-church/)

I thought I wasn’t going to have to answer that snarly question for a few more years. But here we are today, already five minutes late and you’re standing at the back door whining in protest, coat clenched in your fist and your stubborn stocking feet kicking the mud-caked boots you refuse to put on so we can scramble into the car. Do you want my answer? Ok. This is why you have to go to church.

It’s good for you to go to church.

Here’s part of what church means: faith, ritual, music, art, and community. Experts agree those are good things for growing kids, healthy like tall glasses of milk and long nights of sleep. But I don’t need an expert to tell me what I see on Sundays. You leafing carefully through the hymnal pages, pointing when you find what we’re singing. You leaning quietly into my side as we listen to the readings. You lunging across the pew to shake hands with everyone at the sign of peace.

You like church.

Even when you claim it’s only because of the snacks afterwards.
Here’s another part of what church means: it’s a place where you aren’t in charge. And neither are your parents, the ones who usually get to call the shots. Church is not about you or me. It’s about God. It’s about believing in something bigger than yourself. It’s about the amazing and aggravating people that come together under one big tent. Life, you will find, is also like this. Church is good practice.

So it’s good for you to be there.

It’s good for the rest of the community to see you in church.

To remember that you’re part of the Body of Christ, too, even if you’re the antsy legs that can’t sit still in the pew. Even if you’re the dancing feet that are itching to run up to the choir and clap while they sing. Even if you’re the loud voice that asks WHY WHY WHY a hundred times during the homily.

It’s good for the frazzled mom with lanky teenagers to remember when her kids were that small. It’s good for the gentle grandparents to watch the hard work that they did as parents. It’s good for the single friends to remind us how to see you in a fresh light as your own person. It’s good for the young couple in the back pew to fast-forward a few years and wonder what it might be like to wrangle their own restless kids in the front row. It’s good for all the grown-ups to remember that you belong there, too. That you are beloved and baptized like the rest of us.

So it’s good for the congregation to have you there.

It’s good for our pastors to have you at church.

They see children in a keen way – a bright-eyed, hey-guys, gimme-five way that makes me think the Jesus of slow-down-I’m-just-going-to-play-with-these-kids-for-a-minute would grin, too. You give them hope, and they give you someone tall and important and not-your-parents to look up to. We need more priests like them, and maybe you might be one, so it’s good for you to see each other across the altar on Sundays.
So it’s good for our ministers to have you there.

It’s good for our family that you go to church.

We only have a few years to set this rhythm before school and sports and schedules for every extracurricular on God’s green earth begin to pull at the fabric that holds our early years together right now. And before all those activities and enrichments and after-schools start to trickle into every gap of free time on weeknight and weekend, I want to be sure we’ve carved out space for what your dad and I think matters most.
Which includes: God, silence, song, beauty, service, community, and the inner life. (See also: church.)

So it’s good for your mother that you go to church. You make it harder to concentrate and easier to remember why I’m there. It’s good for your father that you go to church. You let him show you what it means to be a man who can tear up at aching hymns or fist-pump at zinging sermons. It’s good for your little brother that you go to church. You are his two-sizes-bigger role model, and when you pester me again about when you can be an altar server or when you can start taking communion, he listens, too.

So it’s good for all of us to have you there.

Why do you have to go to church, oh sharp-eyed, stubborn-cheeked, wild-haired four-year-old of my heart? Because? Because you have to? Because I said so? Because that’s just what we do?

No.

Because you are church, too. Because you are asking questions and growing into answers and challenging the status quo and making me wonder about God. And you deserve a place that is safe and warm and welcoming for your big, hard, important questions. A place where we will sing and pray and laugh and think and thank together. A place where we remember, again and always, what we are to do and who we are to be. A place like our church.

And we are now ten minutes late. So let’s go. Shall we?

Adult Faith Formation

There are a variety of ways for you to explore and expand your faith journey at Julian of Norwich. We consider all of our ministry and social justice actions a way to follow your call as a Christian and, as such, one key way to strengthen your faith journey is to consider volunteering in the many outreach activities we do (like cooking at our annual Pancake Supper, volunteering at our Nearly New Shop, supporting our fellowship times after church on Sundays, attending Dinner Church, and more!)

In addition, we run a variety of formation opportunities:

Advent & Lent Programs / Other Programs

These programs are promoted through our “E-News“, which may be readily accessed via the home page.

Regularly Scheduled On-Line Programs Include:

  • Christian Meditation
  • Online Prayer Time
  • Bible Curiosi-Tea (Bible Study)

Truth and Reconciliation

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church acknowledges the location of its worship and community space on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

The Anglican Church of Canada, along with the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Roman Catholic Church, and the United Church of Canada were partners with the Government of Canada in running Indian Residential Schools. These schools, in policy and practice, were an assault on Indigenous families, culture, language and spiritual traditions. Great harm was done.

We continue to acknowledge and regret our part in that legacy, and to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 Calls to Action in fostering new and just relations with Indigenous peoples.

The Anglican Church acknowledges the significant responsibilities arising from its role in residential schools, and the need for a continuing and active commitment to reconciliation.

As a national body, the Anglican Church of Canada appointed Mark MacDonald as the first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and Melanie Delva as the Reconciliation Animator to develop reconciliation as a spiritual practice built into who we are.

Through the Anglican Healing Fund, the Church continues to financially support local, community-led healing projects that encourage and initiate programs to help heal, educate, and recover Indigenous language and culture.

Joining with the National Church and parishes throughout the country, Julian of Norwich also prioritizes its participation in a continued journey of reconciliation.

Responding as a Church to the TRC’s Calls to Action

Call to Action 59 calls on churches to: develop ongoing education strategies to ensure that congregations learn about their church’s role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools, and why apologies to former residential school students, their families, and communities were necessary. (Sourced from Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.)

We are responding to this call through various activities including the hosting of the Journeying as Allies Book Study, weekly acknowledgment of the land before our 10 a.m. service, addition of prayers for reconciliation throughout the year, and the celebration of National Indigenous Day in June each year.

At Julian

A wide variety of activities usually take place inside the Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, Ottawa campus. Some of the activities are ministries of the church while others are ways in which the space is used to support our local community.

Nearly New Shop & Book Nook – Closed until Further Notice

Book Nook – Closed until Further Notice

The Community Cooperative Preschool

The Pre-School’s qualified team provides an environment designed to foster the total development of young children. Teachers create a resource-rich setting and child-centric programming that allows children to choose from various learning activities. The school’s goals are to help increase children’s self-confidence, problem solving abilities and enhance inspired learning. The cooperative school, which first opened in 1962, runs programs for children from 2 to 3 years of age. Call for more information, or to arrange a visit. Phone: 613-224-6173. Website: communitycoop.ca.

Days of His Power Ministries, Pastor James Agumata

Days of His Power is a small church community that gets together in the lower level hall 2 – 3 times a week. For more information please contact:  jamesagumata@yahoo.com.

Pastoral Care

Jesus calls all of us to care for and be present to others. Pastoral Care is a ministry of presence, based on faith and prayer, to provide support and love to anyone in need. The role of those involved in Pastoral Care is to be present and available to support people in times of sickness or joy, in sorrow or celebration, in crisis or transition.

Pastoral Care can be provided by anyone with a listening heart who is willing to set their self aside to support anyone who needs a friend or a listening ear. Pastoral Care is a journey shared by two people and the journey is equally significant in the lives of both travellers. A parish Pastoral Care Team, led by the clergy, is dedicated to this ministry and is available to listen, to pray, to share, and to be a friend. The team responds to Christ’s call to minister not only to members of the parish, but also to our neighbours.

At Julian of Norwich, Pastoral Care is carried out by:

  • The Rev. Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell and The Rev. Monique Stone
  • Our Pastoral Care Team and other members of the congregation

If you feel any situation or person could be helped by the Pastoral Care Team, please contact the clergy or the Church Office at 613-224-7178.

The Pastoral Care Team participates in these regular activities:

  • Visiting shut-ins and those who are facing challenges and need support
  • Visiting residents at surrounding Long Term Care Facilities and others
  • Visiting parishioners at hospitals and other facilities
  • Helping with a monthly service of Holy Communion at local retirement and long-term care communities
  • Assisting with Holy Communion at the Ottawa Civic Hospital

Pastoral Care Team:

Our team of support is comprised of members of the church. Team members are invited to take a ten-week (2½ hours per week) training course, where they further develop their listening skills, their ability to respond pastorally when a crisis arises, and the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Ongoing training programs offer opportunities for further development in the ministry of care.

The Coordinating Committee meets once a month (except July and August) for mutual support, sharing and learning. If you wish to be part of the Pastoral Care ministry at Julian of Norwich, please contact the Rev. Deacon Elizabeth at 613-224-7178.

Community Support

Support Services & Resources

There are two local resource centres that are providing an extensive list of services/mental health supports/food access supports/activities, etc.

The first is the Carlington Community Health Centre. There recent e-news had a long list of services. Check out their very in-depth recent e-news HERE and consider signing up for their e-news service HERE.

The second is the Nepean Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre. They have an extensive list of resources found HERE.

If you are looking for other resources please feel free to call me (613-614-7595) or email me at revmoniquestone@gmail.com. I’m happy to help search for support connections.

Groceries

Care Centre Ottawa on Viewmount Drive remains open for Drive-Thru Food Baskets for those in need. For information on hours and how to access the services (including delivery for those without cars) please see their website HERE.

Each box includes non-perishable food items, milk, eggs, bread, fruits and vegetables. We are currently using a drive thru model (people are also welcome to come by foot or bus). We also do deliveries for seniors and individuals who are medically fragile in the area who are unable to come or send someone on their behalf.

Care Centre Ottawa reached out to me personally to remind me to encourage our parishioners who are in need to reach out. They recognize that some people have found themselves in need in ways that they may never have before and they want to ensure that all are welcome. If you would like to call them please reach out at: (613)-693-0890

Mental Health Supports

Distress Centre  of  Ottawa  and Region (English only)

When the world feels chaotic and uncertain,  the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is  always  here for you and that’s a 24/7 promise!

Phone: 613-238-3311 | Website

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.

Phone: 613-722-6914 (within Ottawa) or 1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa) | Website

Canadian Mental Health Association

This site has a number of downloadable resources and helpful information.

Phone: 613-737-7791 | Website

ConnexOntario

Agents are available to chat 24/7 on issues related to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. They also offer various resources on the website.

1-866-531-2600 | Website

Kid’s Help Phone

This is a dedicated website and support service for young people. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Support is provided 24/7 through text, telephone or live chat.

Phone:1-800-668-6868 | Website

Improving Mental Health During COVID-19

A comprehensive guide can be found at mentalhealthcovid19.ca

Volunteer

There are many opportunities to serve through volunteering at the church activities and ministries. The best way to discuss how you might want to get involved is to speak with the Rev. Deacon Elizabeth or the Rev. Monique.

Volunteer during Worship

Everyone is welcome to participate regularly in worship services.
Please speak with the clergy or the contacts listed below if you wish to volunteer for any of the following worship activities.

Altar Guild

THE ALTAR GUILD looks after supplies and linen for worship services, and prepares the vessels for midweek and Sunday services. Contact Rob Hindle or Sylvia Brennan through the parish office (613-224-7178)

Choir and Music

The CHOIR sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Service, on special occasions, and during weddings and funerals held in the main sanctuary. The choir is accompanied by organ/piano, guitars and other instruments. Choir practice starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, or one hour before each special event.

Intercessors

INTERCESSORS lead the Prayers of the People at Sunday services. Contact Paul Dumbrille at paul.dumbrille@sympatico.ca

Lay Assistants

LAY ASSISTANTS assist in administering the bread and wine at Holy Communion. Contact the clergy through the parish office (613-224-7178)

Lay Readers

LAY READERS read the Scriptures at Sunday services. Contact Paul Dumbrille at paul.dumbrille@sympatico.ca

Servers

SERVERS assist the clergy in preparing and cleaning the altar before and after Holy Communion during Sunday services: Contact the clergy through the parish office (613-224-7178)

Service Assistants

SERVICE ASSISTANTS welcome worshippers and help at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Contact John Brennan through the parish office (613-224-7178)

Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Assistants

SUNDAY SCHOOL teachers and nursery helpers accompany the children to their rooms during the first half of the Sunday 10 a.m. service. Contact Alex Dopplinger through the church office at 613-224-7178

Ministry Redevelopment

The Anchor

The Anchor is a collaborative future neighbourhood created by The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, and affordable housing charity Multifaith Housing Initiative. The Anchor’s primary guiding objective is to create a collaborative community that maximizes land use for the purpose of social good and quality of life.

Background Information

Though some of the information has changed over time, these documents and a video are provided for your exploration,

Julian Discernment Update September 2018

The Building Blocks of Julian Commons (Fall 2018)

Julian Discernment Update January 2019

Julian Discernment Infographic June 2019

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 8 Withrow Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G-2H6

Main Entrance: 7 Rossland Avenue (at Merivale Road)

Phone: 613-224-7178

Fax: 613-224-9710

Email:

Office Hours:
Due to the pandemic, the office is closed until further notice. Phone messages are checked regularly though.

Locate us on: Google Map

Parking

Free parking is available in the parking lot near the main church entrance, at 7 Rossland Avenue and two handicap spots at the 9 Rossland entrance.

On-street parking is permitted according to the posted signs.

Additional free parking is located on the opposite side of Rossland Avenue, at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Secondary Alternate School.

Accessibility

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is fully wheelchair accessible, via the main church entrance (7 Rossland Avenue), as well as via the hall entrance (located east of the main church entrance).

Audio headsets are available to assist the hearing impaired at every service. Our greeters can provide you with a headset and instructions. Alternatively, you can pick one up from the small table behind the last pew on the right side of the main sanctuary.

Donations

Making weekly or monthly Donations during the pandemic

During the pandemic, we still must pay our bills, so donations are as important as ever. However, in this challenging time, finances will be difficult for many. Nonetheless, to minimize the impact on parish finances, we encourage those who are able to carefully consider keeping up with your regular Sunday donations.

Ways to Give

If your household has decided to respond to the personal call to contribute and support the
ministries of this church, you may do so in a variety of ways.

PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance): This is a service provided by the United Church of Canada to other churches in Canada. Many find it to be most convenient and it saves work for the parish. If you wish to sign up for PAR, our Givings Secretary Team of Barry & Nancy Craven can arrange this. You can contact them at: 613-733-2903 or craven554@rogers.com for further instructions.

eTransfer with Autodeposit: Autodeposit has been set up on the Julian bank account. The cost of an etransfer is usually $1.00 or $1.50 depending on your bank (You might consider making your donations on a monthly basis, as this will minimize your cost of making a donation). Your donation will automatically be deposited into the Julian bank account. Our Treasurer receives an email notification of your donation which will be passed on to the Givings Secretary, who will issue tax receipts at year end. From your bank account, you can send an eTransfer to juliandonation@gmail.com.

Via Credit Card online: You have two options:

Donate via CanadaHelps.org: Fill in the form and submit. You will receive a tax receipt via email from CanadaHelps for every donation (the church will not send a receipt and the Givings Secretary is not informed since we do not need to send a receipt and, therefore, do not need to record your donation); you can also obtain a summary of all donations at year end. Our Treasurer receives an email notification for each donation and the funds are deposited in our bank account every Thursday. To use this option, please click on the CanadaHelps.org image:

Donate via PayPal: : Fill in the form on the Julian PayPal account and submit. You do not need a PayPal account, just a credit card. It is just like donating or making online purchases with your credit card. You will receive an email confirmation from PayPal for each donation and it will show up on your credit card statement. Our Treasurer receives an email notification of your donation which will be passed on to the Givings Secretary who will issue tax receipts at year end. Periodically, the funds are transferred from our PayPal account to our bank account. To use this option, please click on the following button:

Weekly Envelopes: We would encourage you to put your donation into your weekly and monthly envelopes as usual (cheques are preferred; probably best not to send cash), then mail them to the church office or drop them at the church by putting them through the mail slot in the Withrow Avenue entrance door.

You might consider sending envelopes for a month with post-dated cheques for convenience and to save time and money for postage. If you are unable to mail them, please keep them until you return to church in person. (Mailing Address: 8 Withrow Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G-2H6)

As usual, in each case, the funds will be deposited, your donation will be recorded, and income tax receipts issued immediately and/or at year end. Thank you for your diligence in continuing to support the parish despite the trying times. Be safe!
(Eric Driscoll, Treasurer)

For more information on how to begin donating to the church, please contact the Givings
Secretaries
, Barry & Nancy Craven, at 613-733-2903, or email them at craven554@rogers.com

Connect with Parish Council

    The Julian of Norwich leadership team Synod Representative(s) / Members-At-Large
    The Reverend Monique Stone Sevilla Leowinata
    The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell Paulette Barker
    Parish Council Chair - Mac Lindsay Derek Yuen
    Rector's Warden - Jillian Gauthier Karen Joynt
    People's Warden - Eric Driscoll David Dow
    Donna Rourke


    All sensitive material has been removed from these versions:

    May 31st, 2022 May 7th, 2022 - Parish Council Retreat
    June 28th, 2022

      The Julian of Norwich leadership team
      The Reverend Monique Stone
      The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell
      Parish Council Chair - Mac Lindsay
      Rector's Warden - Jillian Gauthier
      People's Warden - Eric Driscoll
      Synod Representative(s) / Members-At-Large
      Sevilla Leowinata
      Paulette Barker
      Derek Yuen
      Karen Joynt
      David Dow
      Donna Rourke


      All sensitive material has been removed from these versions:

      May 7th, 2022 - Parish Council Retreat
      May 31st, 2022
      June 28th, 2022

      Contact Info

      Mailing Address: 8 Withrow Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G-2H6
      Main Entrance: 7 Rossland Avenue (at Merivale Road)
      Phone: 613-224-7178
      Email: julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com

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