Getting to know us

St Martin's Ottawa

The faith community at St Martin’s Anglican Parish  is located in the McKellar Park/Carlingwood neighbourhood. Located on this site since the 1950s this  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.


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.

United Nations Equally Anglican
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

Saint MartinSt Martin of Tours was born in 316 AD in what is now Szombathely, Hungary. 2016 marked 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.