Parkdale United Church

429 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa

We are a very diverse community
Everyone is welcome!

Our Vision

To form followers of Jesus in such a way as to transform our community and our world.

What we do

Parkdale's congregation responds to God's call and Jesus' teaching by:

  • Uniting in joyful worship
  • Providing Christian learning opportunities
  • Reaching out to people in need both in our congregation and the greater community
  • Promoting Justice
  • Managing our Time, Treasures and Talents for the glory of God and the blessing of the world

Upcoming Sunday Services are still being held online.   See COVID-19 update below.

Join us for a virtual service via the Internet

First Sunday of Advent November 29th, 10:30AM

Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey 

News and Events

Check Out Parkdale’s

Virtual Bazaar !

Although our in-person Bazaar is cancelled this year, check out all the offerings from our Virtual Bazaar!

See pages 19-23 in the October Messenger: Newsletter October

See pages 34-48 in the November  Messenger: Newsletter November


Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey is one of 15 residents to receive the 2020 Order of Ottawa for his significant contribution to community service. In particular, he is  ” a dynamic advocator for social justice,  racial reconciliation, interfaith collaboration, affordable housing, food security and the importance of a vibrant spiritual life. “    Members of Parkdale United Church are extremely pleased that all his hard work and dedication have been recognized.


We are very fortunate in our congregation to have not one, but two, inductees into the Order of Ottawa, the second one being the highly respected Ottawa architect Barry Hobin.

Barry Hobin is a founding partner of one of Ottawa’s leading architecture firms that is well known for its many contributions to Ottawa’s architectural landscape over the past 40 years. As the citation reads in part “His generous attitude and strong sense of community support have resulted in many philanthropic endeavours, such as The Ottawa Mission, The Salvation Army, The Boys and Girls Club and Multifaith Housing.        Congratulations, Barry on your many important contributions to the life of Ottawa.

Click [Here] to learn more about the Order of Ottawa.


Book Study and Reflection on White Fragility and Systemic Racism

Click [Here] to learn More

Protesting Systemic Racism

A CFRA radio interview with Rev. Bailey and Leslie Roberts

Protests against police brutality have taken place in cities across the US, with protests in solidarity around the world. Are these protests a step forwards? Are we making any progress here in Canada? Click [Here] At Work Interview – to listen.

How to mourn when you can’t be together

Listen to a CBC radio interview with Rev. Bailey from the Ottawa Morning broadcast from April 21st with Robyn Bresnahan   Click [Here].

You can view a video recording of the Worship service here.

The Service Bulletin can be viewed by clicking here: Nov 29 2020 Bulletin

To view previous SERVICE VIDEOS and SUNDAY SCHOOL lessons click here

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update

Please note that, until further notice, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worship services at Parkdale United Church are suspended, as are all meetings and activities that take place at the church.  We have decided not to open for Sunday in-person worship until the Fall.  We will advise as soon as there is a change.

Please  [click here] for details.

IN FROM THE COLD  will be a “Take-Out Meal”
  Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.

Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions and concerns, Parkdale United Church will offer a “Take-Out” meal instead of our usual sit-down In From The Cold extended program. This “Take-Out” meal takes place on Saturdays until  December 19, 2020, and then continues from Jan. 9, 2021 until March 27, 2021.  The packaged meal will be handed out from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on a first come basis. PLEASE USE DOOR ON GLADSTONE AVE.

Please [click here] for details.

Parkdale Calendar

Please note that, until further notice, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worship services at Parkdale United Church are suspended, as are all meetings and activities that take place at the church.

The Messenger

Monthly Email Newsletter


429 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H3
(613) 728-8656