Tributes paid to Norwich church leader

DonaldHilton2012: Former national church leader, the Rev Donald Hilton, has died peacefully aged 80 in Norwich.

He became only the sixth minister at Princes Street Congregational Church, Norwich, in its 150-year history when he was inducted in April 1971.

In 1987, Mr Hilton was appointed Moderator of the Yorkshire Province – equivalent to an Anglican bishop – and later became head of the church’s general assembly of the United Reformed Church. He was formerly inducted as Moderator at the General Assembly at Portsmouth in July 1993.

During his time in Norwich, he had been chairman of the Free Church Council and co-president of the city’s Council of Churches for about 10 years.

He wrote 260 articles for the EDP’s Free Church Viewpoint, was Free Church Chaplain at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital from 1977 to 1983 and was also a religious adviser to Anglia Television.

A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Church, Bungay on March 14 at 2.30pm.


Read the full obituary on EDP24


Published: 13/03/2012