Ordination of Benjamin Hilton

Ordination of Benjamin Hilton
Bishop Marcus and Fr Benjamin Hilton

The ordination of Benjamin Hilton took place at The Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds on Saturday 20th July 2019 Fr Benjamin was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by Right Reverend Marcus Nigel Stock, MA, STL, Tenth Bishop of Leeds.

This is the second Hilton family ordination in Leeds Cathedral in as many years, as Fr Ben now joins his brother, Rev Fr Joshua Hilton as a priest of the Diocese of Leeds.  The Liturgy and music at the Mass were extremely moving, as was the Bishop’s Homily on the subject of service being at the very heart of priestly ministry.

Fr Benjamin Hilton
Rev Fr Benjamin Hilton and Rev Fr Joshua HiltonRev at the offertory of the mass

Fr Benjamin Hilton celebrated his first Masses at the Cathedral and in St Joseph’s Pontefract the following day.  His first appointment will be at St Robert’s Parish, Harrogate, assisting parish priest, Canon James Callaghan.

Fr Benjamin Hilton
Preparing for the Ordination to the Priesthood

Congratulations to Fr Benjamin Hilton and our prayers and best wishes as he enters the sacred priesthood.

Photographs from the Ordination Benjamin Hilton below by Patrick Sice

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