Anglican Christians are inheritors of a distinct theological tradition which arose out of the Church of England after the Reformation.
Anglicans are sometimes described as a “via media” or middle way. Our history and theology is affected by the Protestant Reformation, but we have also retained many characteristics which link us to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. The Anglican church features a focus on Holy Scripture and proclaiming the grace of God given to us in Jesus Christ. Some of our more ancient features include our approach to worship, sacraments, and the three-fold ministry of bishop, priest, and deacon.
Diocese of Ottawa
The Area Parish of the St. Lawrence resides in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, a diocese containing 100+ congregations in 70 parishes across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The diocese extends north to Maniwaki (QC), east to Hawksbury, south to the St. Lawrence River, and west to Algonquin Park. Formerly part of the Diocese of Ontario, it was incorporated in 1896. Over one million people live within the diocesan boundaries, 21,000 of whom identify as Anglican.
For learn more visit: https://ottawa.anglican.ca/
Anglican Church of Canada
The Anglican Church of Canada is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion (see below). It includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church is culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.
To learn more visit: https://www.anglican.ca/
The Anglican Communion is the third-largest communion of churches worldwide (following the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox) and has the historic commitment to taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth. To become an Anglican is to find oneself in the great tradition of the Church, in communion with the Christians of the first century, and in fellowship with a wonderfully diverse body of Christians across the globe today.
To learn more visit: https://www.anglicancommunion.org/