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Bishop Shane is pleased to announce that these appointments will be formalized at a service of Evening Prayer in our Cathedral at 4pm on Sunday, November 22, 2020: 

  • The Very Reverend Beth Bretzlaff will be installed as Dean of Ottawa and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral
  • The Venerable Linda Hill will be installed as Executive Archdeacon
  • The Venerable Peter Crosby will be installed as Archdeacon of Stormont
  • The Venerable Mark Whittall will be installed as Archdeacon of Ottawa Centre
  • The Reverend Canon Catherine Ascah will be installed as Canon of St Hilda of Whitby
  • The Reverend Canon Peter John Hobbs will be installed as Canon of St Luke.

The Venerable Pat Johnston will be the preacher. Clergy are invited to sit in the nave. 

As Amber protocols will be in effect, it is necessary to pre-register for this service. Please call the cathedral office at 613.236.9149 or send your email request to i[email protected] to pre-register.  For those who are unable to attend and wish to share in this happy occasion, the service will be livestreamed on the cathedral YouTube channel (

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