News of Note

  • Photos from the Advent Carol Service

    Parishioner and photographer Pierre Nantais captured these beautiful images from the Advent Carol Service held on December 7.

    St Barnabas 'Darkness to Light',  Ottawa ON
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  • An Advent journey: from fear to hope

    This article by Fr. Stewart Murray has been reprinted from Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
    Fr. Murray lights the first Advent candle.

    Advent has come again so quickly, and once again I ask myself, where has the year gone? A year filled with much joy and beauty, but also one touched with sorrow and tragedy for so many. The ongoing conflicts in the world that have come into the very centre of Ottawa and the frightening ongoing outbreak of ebola in West Africa strike fear in the hearts of many. It is all too easy to allow these and other kinds of worries, fears and anxieties to overwhelm us. One concern I share with many other folks is a concern about family members; it seems that no matter how old the children are I worry about them, the focus of the worry just changes! Like many others I also have concerns about health and finances – will there be enough money to retire?

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  • Hear two new works for the choir

    The choir performed specially-commissioned settings of ‘O salutaris hostia’ and ‘Tantum ergo’ by Ottawa composer Gilles Leclerc at the Evensong service on November 16. These settings were written to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of St. Barnabas Parish.

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  • An organ story: evolution of a grand instrument

    A photograph of the St. Barnabas Wesley R. Warren

    (originally published in Canticum Novum, March 2007)

    The following article is a brief overview of the various musical instruments that have given service to the congregation of St. Barnabas over 100 years. It is a distillation of a much longer work called A Short History of the Organ that was written to mark the occasion of the rededication of the organ at Solemn Evensong and Benediction on the Feast of Dedication, October 18, 1998. The summer of 1998 saw the complete removal, for cleaning and revoicing, of the organ; it was shipped to Montreal for the work and was returned to St. Barnabas at the end of September.

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This Sunday

December 21

Solemn High Mass BAS: Advent IV

Advent IV
Colour: Violet
10:30 am Solemn High Mass BAS
Propers: p. 272, 2nd Collect p. 268
II Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1: 26-38

Choir CD

CD imageChristmas is coming! The choir's CD, Exsultate Deo, makes a wonderful gift. Click here for excerpts and an order form.

Audio Archive of Notable Services

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Upcoming Special Services

December 24, 10:00 pm

Christmas Eve Procession, Blessing of the Creche and Solemn High Mass

Find Us

Church building photograph Church of St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr 70 James Street (at Kent Street)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1R 5M3
(613) 232-6992

Worship with Us

Traditional Sunday Services:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Said Mass - Using the Book of Common Prayer
  • 10:30 a.m. – Solemn High Mass

Sunday School and Nursery care provided at the 10:30 a.m Mass.