‘Falling from a great height!’
Yes, apparently in love too, as an abseiling accident in the Royal Marines resulted in Hilary meeting Alison, a Royal Naval Nurse (now Midwife), and arriving together in Kempshott as newlyweds back in 1982. Hils retrained as a Careers Adviser, and for the past 20 years has run his own online Career Companion business. Their three adult sons have now spread their UK and global wings.
However, St Marks has always been their spiritual home. For many years Hils and Alison shared Youth and Childrens work before he was drawn to Welcome and Hospitality. More recently he is exploring a possible calling to lay preaching. Other interests include Retreat Guiding and Family History.