Introducing the Diocese of Leeds’ newest priest, Fr Benjamin Hilton. On Saturday 20 July, in the presence of family, friends and hundreds of well-wishers from both the clergy and laity, Fr Benjamin was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by Bishop Marcus.
This is the second Hilton family ordination in Leeds Cathedral in as many years, as Fr Ben now joins his brother, 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, the full text of which may be viewed here: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Homily-for-Priesthood-Ordination-of-Rev-Benjamin-Hilton.pdf
Fr Ben celebrated his first Masses at the Cathedral and in Pontefract the following day. His first appointment will be at St Robert’s Parish, Harrogate, assisting parish priest, Canon James Callaghan.
All the photographs taken by Patrick Sice are available to view and purchase here: https://www.patricksicephotography.co.uk/blog/ordination-of-benjamin-hi