Ottawa Places of Worship & Religious Sites
Services at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church are on Sundays at 8 and 10am. They also offer Sunday school studies at 10am. The church also hosts many events throughout the year.
Named after John the Evangelist, this local church is located on a busy corner in the middle of Ottawa. This church is known for being a progressive church with a focus on liturgical renewal, music, and social service. This church welcomes everyone of all ages and backgrounds.
St. Luke’s Anglican Church welcomes everyone to their Sunday service at 10am. They are located in Ottawa's Chinatown. St. Luke’s is wheelchair accessible and during the summer months the church has air conditioning.
St. Elizabeth Church is located on Leaside Avenue. They welcome all to their church and offer Sunday mass and weekday mass times.
St. Alban's Anglican Church is housed in a historic building which is Ottawa's oldest surviving church building. It was built from 1867 to 1877. Several of Canada's early political leaders, including Sir John A. Macdonald used to attend the church. Today, the church welcomes all to visit and participate in their Sunday worship services.
The Joyful Land Buddhist Centre was established in 1996. They are located in central Ottawa and offer a meditation room, a small bookstore and giftshop, and a quiet reading room. Weekly teachings are also provided. The centre is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition–International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
Known for its good preaching and community service, Knox Presbyterian Church has been worshiping God in downtown Ottawa since 1844. They offer Sunday services at 11am and on Wednesdays at 12:10pm.
Ottawa Mandarin Alliance Church is located on Chapel Street in Ottawa, ON. They offer religious services in Mandarin.
Ottawa's first English-speaking Roman Catholic Church, St Patrick's has long been a part of the city's history. Found in 1855 and determined a basilica in 1995, the church holds regular mass and services. The church was first designed by the same architect who designed the east and west blocks of the Parliament Buildings. While the outside, with a large protruding spire and many arched doors, is impressive, the inside is a stunning gothic style and constructed entirely of local stone. Shamrocks are subtley built into the design in unusual places. Solid oak pews, stained glass, stencilled dome ceiling and more make this church a traditional beauty.
Christ Church Cathedral is located on Queen Street in Ottawa, ON. All are invited and welcome to attend services at this diverse and vibrant parish. Sunday services are at 8:30am, 10:30am and 4:30pm.
It took 50 years for this oldest surviving church to take its place in Ottawa since its first inception in 1839. Notre Dame is a site to see with painted and carved neo-Gothic interior, massive stained glass windows, a gilded statue of Maddonna with child and much more. Standing stark in the landscape, its two spires reach high, making the Basillica easy to find. The church is open for regular services as well as tours.
Centretown United Church offers a Christian meeting place of spirit, faith, and community for all. The church is located in a historic building on Bank Street in Ottawa, ON. Sunday services start at 10:30am.
Protection of the Holy Virgin Memorial Church is a Russian Orthodox Church. Parishioners of this church are made up of old and new Russian immigrants, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Greek Orthodox Christians, and Canadian converts to Orthodoxy. Sunday morning services start at 9:30am.
The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Ottawa-Carleton coordinates spiritual, educational and volunteer activities. Sathya Sai Baba's life message is to "love all, serve all" and "help ever, hurt never."
Located in central Ottawa, Dominion-Chalmers United Church welcomes everyone. They offer Sunday worship at 10:30am and Sunday school from 9 to 10am.
Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church is located in Ottawa, ON. They welcome everyone of all ages and backgrounds to their ethnically diverse church. Sunday morning services start at 10am.
Affectionately called "the MET," the Metropolitan Bible Church has been serving the community since 1931. They offer Sunday morning services at 9am, 10:50am and 11am. They also offer an evening service at 6pm.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Located across from the Supreme Court in Ottawa. St. Andrew's is one of Ottawa's oldest churches, dating back to 1828. Open year round, Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm. Services are held on Sunday at 9:30am and 11am.
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
This modest, stone church was officially named in 1887 when the cornerstone was laid by Lady MacDonald, the wife of Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first Prime Minister.
Notre-Dame de Lourdes Grotto
Based on the original Notre-Dame de Lourdes in France, this grotto is complete with a statue of Mary. Stones comprise an arched shelter that houses the alter, also made of stones. Wooden park benches operate as pews and the entire area is encapsulated in shrubs and trees. Story has it that the church and grotto were built in 1887 when a local dignitary, Michel Cyr, donated land in exchange for a free seat in church.