We are Anglican Christians worshipping in the valleys of the Ottawa, Bonnechere, and Madawaska Rivers. We gather for worship on Sundays in congregations big and small, spread across this beautiful region of North Eastern Ontario. We are made up of twelve congregations and fifteen buildings, but we are so much more than bricks and mortar (or wood or stone). Our roots go down deep into the soil of these valleys. Many of our congregations have been worshipping together with the people of the towns and villages we serve for well over a century! We love to worship God in this holy place that we often call "God's country." We laugh and celebrate, share joys and sorrows, sing songs and break bread together, and share in the fellowship of Christ. We are proud to be an area parish of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, and also part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Join us and find a church in the Parish of the Valley near you! Our congregations worship on Sundays at times from 8am to 11:15am, and we will welcome you with warmth whether this is your first time or one thousandth time in church. Please see our service times page for more information or find the church near you.
The Parish of the Valley came into being on June 1, 2018 when our first shared clergy team was formally appointed to our parish. Our fifteen congregations and chapels were formerly part of five distinct parishes that have now come together to share in ministry across our region.
The five former parishes were: The Parish of Holy Trinity in Pembroke; The Parish of Petawawa, made up of All Saints in Petawawa and St George's in South Alice; The Parish of Eganville, made up of St John the Evangelist in Eganville, Ascension in Killaloe, St John's in Tramore, and St Clement's Chapel in Clontarf; The Parish of Stafford-Whitewater, made up of St Paul's in Cobden, St Patrick's in Lower Stafford, St Stephen's in Micksburg, St Thomas' in Rankin, and St Augustine's Chapel in Beachburg; and The Parish of Combermere, made up of Epiphany in Barry's Bay, St Anthony's in Whitney, and Holy Trinity Chapel in Madawaska.