Tributes

The Revd Robert Houghton

September 18 2018Robert Houghton died on Friday 14 September 2018.

After studying in Melbourne and the United Kingdom, he was ordained Deacon in Manchester in 1952 and to the priesthood in 1953, also in Manchester.

He served in Manchester (1952-54); Sunshine East-Braybrook-St Albans (1954-59); Grimwade MCEGS (1960-64); St Barnabas College (Adelaide) (1965-69); Trinity College Theological School and the United Faculty of Theology; North Melbourne (1970-77); Ashburton (1977-87); after retirement he assisted at North Melbourne (1987-95) and by invitation in other parishes.

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of the Revd Robert Houghton and pray for his wife Gwen and family at this difficult time. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 26 September at 10.30am at the Church of the Ascension, 378 Blackburn, Burwood East. Clergy are invited to robe (white alb). Burial will follow at Point Lonsdale.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.