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The rev. Dr. Anne quickThe Rev. Dr. Anne Quick

Anne Quick is a wife, mother, academic, and recently retired Anglican priest. She was born in Germany to American parents serving abroad, and lived in Japan and Brazil, as well as parts of the United States, before coming to Canada in 1972. She has a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. (in Medieval Studies) from the University of Toronto. She taught English literature at the Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro, and taught and tutored undergraduates at the University of Toronto while working on her Ph.D. She also homeschooled her three daughters. Anne worked for some years at the Records of Early English Drama project at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, contributing to many of its publications, and also co-edited a bibliography of Chaucer published in the Toronto Medieval Bibliographies series (1986).  

Following a move to the Ottawa Valley, she worked one on one with developmentally delayed children and ran playgroups for children at risk as part of a federally funded “early years” pilot project. She was ordained to both the diaconate and to the priesthood in 1999, completing her M.Div. (at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto) in 2000, while serving as incumbent of the Parish of Tweed-Roslin in the (Anglican) Diocese of Ontario. She retired from St. Stephen’s, Ottawa West, in the Diocese of Ottawa, in October 2016, with great regret, having loved parish ministry. She is delighted, however, to be back in a university setting!