Parish Council

Parish Council is an elected group of parishioners who meet monthly (except summer) to manage the ongoing affairs of our church community. Members of council are elected at our annual Vestry meeting, usually in February. St Bart’s is in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.  The Ottawa Diocese is one of the 29 dioceses that make up the Anglican Church of Canada. Each Diocese is headed by a bishop, in our case Bishop John Chapman.

Every parish is led by an incumbent priest, colloquially called the Rector. Each parish has two wardens chosen from the congregation. At the vestry meeting the Rector chooses a warden and the congregation votes for another. The two wardens responsibilities are identical and in general they are in charge of the physical well-being of the parish, its buildings and property. In our case we also elect two deputy wardens. A treasurer is also elected as well as another seven to ten individuals to sit on Parish Council.

Anglican churches are “Diocesan” meaning that we are under the authority of the Bishop of Ottawa. It is the Bishop who appoints, with consultation, the clergy in the diocese. Our Diocese, the Diocese of Ottawa, has approximately 70 parishes and stretches from Cornwall in the south to Deep River and Mattawa in the west and into West Quebec.


About St Barts

St Barts is a member
of the Anglican Church
of Canada and is in the
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

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    125 MacKay St.
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1M 2B4