A wonderfully diverse community gathers weekly in this historic chapel on Montreal Road in Vanier. Once a village church outside the city, it is now on the edge of Ottawa’s central core, surrounded by a multi-ethnic and economically mixed neighbourhood.
One unique feature of St. Margaret’s is that it is home to an Inuktitut-speaking congregation with roots in the Arctic (Nunavut, the Western Arctic, Quebec, and Labrador). In 2014, the congregation of All Saints Sandy Hill moved to St. Margaret’s, joining faithful folks who had maintained an Anglican presence at St. Margaret’s since its founding in 1886 in what was then known as Janeville.
Together we are working to build a community that brings together one of our First Peoples with Anglicans from a variety of backgrounds.
The life of the congregation is nurtured by lively worship on Sundays (9:30am in English, 11:30am in Inuktitut) with programming for children and ample hospitality, midday prayer on weekdays, seasonal social events and arts activities and a variety of opportunities for learning and fellowship.
Children are welcome and valued members of our community, which ranges in age from infants to 98! Music is an important part of our worship; enthusiastic congregational singing is supported by gifted musicians and a small choir.
We are a congregation that wants to grow and make a difference in the community around us. Join us!
The Reverend Canon Rhondda MacKay