Outreach & Associated Ministries

Pastoral Care Team

A team of trained pastoral care visitors are accredited with local hospitals to meet with those who are ill. Members of the team also visit shut-ins and administer communion.

Phone Prayer Group

This is a group of dedicated people who pray for the needs of anyone who asks. Confidential requests for prayer are phoned to the coordinator who passes them to the members of the prayer team. Anyone carrying a burden, or who has a burden on their heart for someone else can request prayer.

Foot Care Clinic

A Registered Practical Nurse offers a weekly clinic to the community.

Local outreach

St. Stephen’s is participating in the local church initiative called The Big Give.  2017 marks our second year of involvement in this outreach activity.

NOTE:  Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we will not be participating in BIG GIVE for 2021.

St. Stephen’s is one of the founding churches for the Ottawa West End Community Chaplaincy (OWECC) and continues to support this crucial ministry with the  culturally-diverse group of people who live in west-end Ottawa Housing communities.

Contributions of food are collected each Sunday morning through our Martha’s Kitchen and delivered to food banks monitored by the West End Interfaith Social Action group.

St. Stephen’s is a member of the Multi-faith Housing Initiative whose ministry is to ensure people have safe, continuous affordable housing in the Ottawa area

hospiceMembers of St. Stephen’s actively support the creation of the West End Hospice through Hospice Care Ottawa.

Other local outreach activities include maintaining an emergency warehouse with such items as furniture, appliances and other household items; providing financial support to programs like a Lunch & Breakfast program, the SHARE Fund, Centre 454 and The Well/La Source; and supporting families with Christmas hampers.

Iqaluit Music Camp

A group of parishioners went to visit Iqaluit in August 2016 to assist with their annual music camp.  Good friendships were made and we continue to stay in contact with them.  Some of the students from the music camp visited Ottawa for the 150th celebrations and joined us on Sunday, July 2nd.

International Outreach

Along with other churches in the west end, St Stephen’s participates actively in a refugee sponsoring group called Refuge NOW.

PWRDF_LOGOThe parish also supports the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

gfgMembers of the parish have been actively involved in the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

Other Associated Ministries

St. Stephen’s is pleased to be sharing their worship space with the local West Ottawa Jesus is Lord Church on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons starting on July 19, 2019.

adoptSt. Stephen’s continues to be an active participant in the City of Ottawa’s Adopt a Roadway program since 2008.  We have adopted Pinecrest Road from Queensview Ave. to Carling Ave..  This involves a spring and fall pickup of garbage in conjunction with 123rd Scout Group

scoutsSt. Stephen’s is proud to host the 123rd Scouts.  This includes active Beaver, Cubs, Scouts, Venturer and Rover groups.

pccnThe Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa Support Group has an office at St. Stephen’s and has monthly meetings in the Parish Hall