Who We Are

Britannia United Church is a good-sized congregation in West-end Ottawa, south of Britannia, and west of Westboro. We have been celebrating God’s love since 1873 and our goal is to carry that love out to the community. We are accepting of any who would like to come and share with us. The United Church is one of inclusion: for all ages, genders, races, sexual orientations, different abilities, ethnicities or economic circumstances, and we subscribe to that whole-heartedly!

What to Expect

When you first arrive, you’ll be greeted by members of our church family who can direct you to our place of worship, the sanctuary. When you enter the worship service, you will be given a printed church “bulletin” which provides an overview of Sunday’s events as well as the upcoming church activities for the week. We encourage you to read this to learn more about opportunities you may be interested in pursuing. After the service, please join us as we turn the back of the sanctuary into a fellowship area for gathering and getting to know everyone over a cup of coffee, tea or juice; sometimes we even have a snack.


People with disabilities will find that our church is fully accessible in a number of key areas throughout the church. Here is an overview of the places that you will find accessibility. Please note that our front church entrance can accommodate larger vans as well as Para-Transpo vehicles.

  • All entrances into the church (there are a number around the building and close to all parking).
  • Both main washrooms
  • Seating for wheelchairs can be arranged, we simply remove a chair from the inside aisle of the sanctuary. Please ask a greeter for assistance.
  • Wide hallways

A Place for Children

If you have children, we welcome you to have them join our Sunday worship services. We provide a nursery with a live audio feed of the service if your child (under three) is a little fussy or needs to be actively moving about. Families attending the service will find some crayons and markers (at the front of the sanctuary) that we provide, to help your younger family members throughout the entire service. We have Sunday school classes for children of all ages and a youth group for the teenagers.

What to Wear to Church

Just in case you aren’t sure what to wear to church: We believe that attending church is the most important decision for the day, and we want you to dress in a manner that is comfortable for you. Members of our church family dress in a wide range of styles from casual, to moderately dressy to business-style.

Feel free to stop by and someone from our church family will be happy to assist you!