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Words of Welcome
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!”
We are 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
Who is the Incumbent at Julian of Norwich?
The Reverend Monique Stone
What is the History of the Parish?
Julian of Norwich Anglican Church Ottawa was established in 2015 in response to an amalgamation of two existing congregations coming together for ministry renewal.
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 Weekly E-News.
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?
The church school offers programming during the 10 a.m. Sunday Family Eucharist service from September through June each year (typically for children from age from 3 to 12 years). For more information, please refer to “Children’s Formation”, available via the main menu under the heading “Learn“.
What is the Music Program?
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.
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.
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.