Glebe St. James is an Affirming Congregation in the United Church of Canada.  Everyone AND their gender, race, ethnicity, abilities or sexual orientation is welcomed and celebrated.  We remember in gratitude the Algonquin Peoples on whose traditional land we now gather. We acknowledge their story and their stewardship of the land and water, the plants and animals, through many generations.

During the summer months services joint services will be held at 10 am with Fourth Avenue Baptist, Glebe St. James United, St. Giles Presbyterian and Southminster United.

July 1, 8, 15 at Southminster United
July 22, 29 at Glebe St. James United
August 5, 12, 19 at Fourth Avenue Baptist
August 26th at St. Giles Presbyterian
September 2nd at Glebe St. James United


CAREER OPPORTUNITY:  Christian Development Leader

Main responsibilities include organizing and leading children and youth programming (e.g., Sunday school, family events, youth nights) and volunteer coordination. The successful candidate will encourage growth in Christian faith and relationship building within our church community, neighbourhood and city.

Click here for a detailed description of the position.

The preferred deadline for applications is Friday, July 27, 2018. Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Andy Thompson at Applicants are asked to highlight in their cover letter specific ways in which their qualifications, past experiences, and/or personal characteristics fit with the requirements of the position. 


Coming soon!  Patchwork Pilgrimage - September 21-23 in Gracefield QC

THIS way to Glebe St James!   

NEW - Glebe St. James Service Guild

"e-pistle" now posted on 'About Us' page

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    Reaching – Into Faith, Out to Others
With … openness & inclusion,
                                        love & respect,
                                                  curiosity & courage,
                                                                  justice & hope

If you're looking for a place to worship where ideas matter, and are put into action, this may be the place for you. Located in the heart of the Glebe in Ottawa, in a historic building, we are an open, affirming congregation of compassionate people. We try to balance exploring the meaning of our faith in these changing times with helping others as Christ calls us to – here, and in the world around us.

We welcome all who come through our doors – all races, colours, ages, sexual orientations, genders, faiths, and any other categories are most welcome here. We don’t simply tolerate difference, we celebrate it. When we say all, we mean all are welcome here.

Each week, we rely on our worship service to renew our faith, like returning to a well. We have a wonderful music program, led by our minister of music, and a talented, enthusiastic choir. We host a regular series of concerts on Saturday afternoon as well as hosting regular monthly labyrinth walks.

Our commitment to seek social justice takes many forms. We have people striving for right relationships with indigenous people while others are involved in assisting refugees settle into life in Canada. Still others are involved in homelessness action and our local emergency food bank. Our guiding principle is “follow the energy” – and we put that into action by encouraging our members to get involved in the needs of our city by following where their passion is leading them.

Today our numbers are still strong, with at least 80 people coming to most services. We have an excellent Sunday School program supporting children of all ages. We also have a nursery for small children so parents with babies can enjoy the service.

Continuing education is important to us so we offer many opportunities for learning through bible study, book studies, retreat days, and more.

We hope that you can find a home here with us, among people who believe life is full of meaning – but it takes some help to find it – and make it. Please join us in making your life and ours more meaningful. By helping each other, we help ourselves, too.

Teresa's Blog of Ministry Musings  Click Here



Sunday Worship commences at 10:30 am with Children's Church. We welcome everyone to arrive a few minutes early and mingle before worship! We also offer coffee hour after Worship. Please join us!



Regular Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm; (closed over lunch) Friday - CLOSED
613.236.0617 ext 21
650 Lyon St. S., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Z7


The No Barriers Policy at Glebe-St. James United Church means that all church events are open to all persons. If the cost of tickets or registration fees are a barrier to you, simply contact the Minister in order to pick up tickets or arrange registrations.

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