St. Nicholas Birch Cliff

Anglican Church

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The Rev. Canon Janet Read-Hockin


Janet graduated from Wycliffe College in 1999 and was ordained priest in May 2000. Prior to going to St Thomas Shanty Bay she was assistant curate at St Michael & All Angels in Toronto and associate priest at St Matthews, Islington. Her incumbency of down to earth, compassionate ministry, relevant and thoughtful sermons and spiritual leadership began at St. Nicholas on August 15, 2012.

See Janet's welcome video here »

Congratulations and Every Blessing to Rev. Janet

who was Installed as an Honorary Canon of St. James' Cathedral

on January 10th 2016


Honorary Assistant

The Reverend Canon Ian Noseworthy

I finished my undergraduate degree with lots of science courses, and ended up with a BA in religious studies. From there I attended Trinity College in Toronto, receiving a Master of Divinity degree in 1978. I returned to Newfoundland, my home, and became deacon-in-charge, and later rector of the parish of Hermitage.

In 1984 I was invited to become the associate priest at St. Thomas’ parish in downtown Toronto. It was there that I learned to love high church liturgy, and every week we feasted on glorious music and moving rituals, which the parish is known for. From there, I moved to the Church of the Epiphany on Kennedy Road, Scarborough, and then to work at the Synod Office in Social Justice Ministries with the Community Ministries Board of the Diocese of Toronto. My heart remained in parish ministry, and I became the incumbent of St. Jude’s Wexford, where I remained until I took early retirement in 2009.

 Though I loved parish ministry, there are many adventures and challenges ahead for me – I pray. I love to travel, and have been fortunate to have already seen much of the world, with several other adventures being planned. I have lived in my home in the Beaches (Kingston and Woodbine) since 1989. I live with my dog Kenny and my three cats, Alice, Eddie and Nuggett. I have lots of hobbies and interests, especially photography, travels on my Harley Davidson motorcycle, working with stained glass and working in my garden. At St Nicks, I am enjoying singing in the choir and helping wherever and whenever I am needed.


Interim Director of Music

 W. Joy Horswill  LTCL  ARSCM 





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