The Revd Hilary Dawson will come to us from Devon, where she is currently a Rector of a Mission Community. She is married to Richard and they have two grown up children, Michael and Eleanor.
Hilary will start her role in January 2019 and is looking forward to getting started. She said, “I am delighted to be coming to the Diocese of Gloucester to be Archdeacon of Gloucester and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral and getting to know all the people and places of the diocese. I am inspired by the Life vision and look forward to growing together in faith and hope, and sharing God’s love through prayer, worship, creativity, action and advocacy.”
Bishop Rachel is very excited about her appointment. She said, “I am delighted that Hilary has accepted my invitation to be the next Archdeacon of Gloucester. She will bring valuable gifts and experience to this role and a fresh perspective for how we share the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ in our worshipping communities. I am greatly looking forward to working alongside her.”
The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, Stephen Lake said, “I am delighted that Hilary Dawson is coming to the Cathedral as a Residentiary Canon as well as the new Archdeacon. It is a rare and wonderful post and I know Hilary will bring new gifts and blessings to the role and in particular, the joyous partnership here between diocese and Cathedral. Welcome Hilary!”
Hilary was born and brought up in Devon and was a teacher for 18 years. She trained for ministry with South West Ministry Training and was awarded an MA in Biblical Studies from Exeter University.
In her spare time Hilary likes to spend time with her family and friends as well as travelling, walking, reading, quilting and playing the piano.
Hilary will be licensed and installed as Archdeacon and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 27 January 2019 at 3pm. More details will follow soon, but all are welcome to attend.