Maggie Hilditch is a painter, craftmaker & art trainer, based in Liverpool.
Maggie studied Fine Art at Manchester University and Glasgow School of Art, and Fashion & Textiles at Middlesex University (Cat Hill Arts Campus). She worked briefly as a fashion designer before returning to Middlesex University to complete a PGCE in Secondary Art Teaching with Special Needs Education, after which she worked in secondary teaching. Maggie has been part of the JC2000 Millennium initiative and 'cre8.ed' teams (freelance artists, musicians, actors & dancers) teaching values, citizenship, and religious education through the creative arts.
For many years Maggie has facilitated and led creative workshops in various settings, including schools, churches, theatres, health facilities and retreat centres.
Maggie’s other interests include Mental Health & Wellbeing. From 2008-10 Maggie was Artist-in-Residence at Wotton Lawn Hospital (2gether NHS Foundation Trust) in Gloucestershire. Currently Maggie is a Chaplaincy Assistant with Merseycare NHS.
In 2009 Maggie was awarded an NHS 'ROSCA' (Recognising Outstanding Service and Contribution Awards) Unsung Hero award by the 2gether Trust, for services to mental health.
Maggie with the Merseycare Chaplaincy Team, Clockview Hospital Chapel 2016
crafts hand-made with love…
Retreats & workshops…
“We loved hosting Maggie Hilditch. Her art exhibition enhanced our chapel and was popular with visitors. She also ran a wonderful quiet day for our guests. Maggie really understood our retreat house and she was so warm and friendly. We look forward to booking her again soon.”
Marguerite Hutchinson, Chief Executive, St Columba’s House
“Thankyou Maggie for taking your part in the rich and fruitful 'Renaissance' programme at Whalley Abbey...Thanks for your time and skills, and also for your generosity, graciousness and spirit as you shared with folks.”
Steve Pierce, Renaissance Course
“We recently hosted at Foxhill a Creative Pathways Retreat led by Maggie. Her organization and preparation were excellent. The actual instruction and ministry was very much appreciated by all who attended, and it was wonderful to see lives changed and enrichened. We are looking forward to inviting Maggie next year.
Jonathan Green, Director, Foxhill House & Woodlands