Rev. Hilary Bitten

Minister’s Message:

Greeting to one and all…”

Jesus said, “When two or three are gathered in my name I’ll be there.” That is one of the reasons we gather as a community of faith. Another reason is that as Christians we are called to be in community, sharing and growing together. Robertson Memorial United Church is indeed a very special community through which the spirit flows. Throughout the years I have served these church folks have come and gone for many different reasons, but our message remains that we are a community of faith…    All are Welcome!

Hilary Bitten, DLM

photo by Paula Ashby, 2016 Spring Presbytery Gathering in Nakusp


In 2001 Hilary Bitten joined us and began her training in ministry as a “Lay Pastoral Minister in Training.” In 2003 she was recognized by BC Conference as a Designated Lay Minister.

On Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Mountain Region, Hilary was  Ordained to the Ministry of Word, Sacrament, and Pastoral Care.

Symbolic laying on of hands

Receiving a Chalice from the The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Moderator of The United Church of Canada




Palm Sunday, 2018
The congregation celebrates the 15th anniversary of Hilary’s leadership in ministry at RMUC.

Hilary stands amongst her congregation

Hilary stands with Carolyn Rogers, Conference Minister for Kootenay Presbytery