Rev Rob Hilton is an imagineer, applying creativity, theology, welding, DIY skills and spirituality to his survival as a human being.
After training as an RE teacher, Rob was ordained a Methodist Minister, and found inspiration from the early Celtic Christian Church. Sabbatical studies enabled him to research Celtic Monasticism seriously, and then to develop his love of DIY.
Pressures of the Ministry and a need for the monastic silence discovered on retreats led Rob to build a prayer shed out of fire wood. The stress eased, and realising he would be moving soon the next prayer shed was going to need to be on wheels. Rob was given permission to spend another sabbatical designing and building Hilda the Shepherd’s Hut, leading to the rediscovery of A level geometry, learning to weld, deepening spirituality and national publicity.
The rest of Rob’s time is spent preaching, leading Methodist Churches, Superintending a Methodist Circuit, chairing committees, running, listening to the Archers, and dreaming of Building Shed World, a DIY retreat for Men.