In the grand scheme of things, what really matters – especially in terms of one’s own life?
The faith community at St Martin’s Anglican Parish in the McKellar Park/Carlingwood neighbourhood does not pretend to have a complete bead on the answers to these big, tough and very personal questions. But, St. Martin’s does offer and provide a spiritual home that is brimming with life, love, caring and laughter. It is a spiritual home steeped in comfort, wisdom, friendship and practical insight into living life amid all its joys and adversities.
St. Martin’s is located in the west end of Ottawa (near the Carlingwood Shopping Centre) at the corner of Lockhart Avenue and Prince Charles Road across from the Carlingwood Retirement Community. A map can be found on the Contact page of this web site.
OC Transpo bus routes 16 or 2 will bring you within a ten minute walk to St Martin’s.
Worship Service Times
- Every Sunday from mid-September to late June
- 8:30 am Holy Eucharist
- 10:00 am Choral Eucharist
- Special Devotional Services held during Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter Holy Week
- July and August Sundays at 09:00
- St Martin’s chapel is open for quiet prayer and contemplation Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9:30 am until noon.
A Warm Welcome Awaits All
When you arrive at the doors of St Martins whether on your own, as a couple as a family whether as a visitor,a longtime member of the congregation or as a newcomer to faith, or simply in need of sustenance please know you will be warmly welcomed and accepted with respect and caring.
Devotional services at St. Martin’s are anchored in the teachings of Jesus, scripture, prayer and music. St. Martin’s thrives on an Anglican tradition of worship and fellowship that uplifts and upholds our need to belong and to serve the community within and beyond the parish.
Our Parish Namesake
St Martin of Tours was born in 316 AD in what is now Szombathely, Hungary. 2016 marks the seventeenth hundred anniversary of his birth. What he stood for and how he came to faith remains as relevant and instructive to current times as it has throughout centuries past.
In art renderings, he is most often depicted as the Roman soldier who shared his cloak with a starving near naked beggar who the Roman legions marching ahead had chosen to ignore. It is reported that in a dream thereafter Martin had a vision of Christ telling Angels that what he had done for that beggar, he had done for Christ. It is more than fitting that the feast day of St Martin’s falls on November 11th, the day our country remembers those who made the supreme sacrifice.