Rev Lorraine Dobbins
We are delighted to announce that following the interview, the Bishop has invited the Reverend Lorraine Dobbins to be the Vicar of Christ Church, Warminster, and that Lorraine has accepted the post. This is subject to the usual statutory processes. Lorraine is currently Team Vicar in the Ridgeway Team Ministry in Weymouth. Lorraine is married to Paul, and they have three children. Please continue to pray for Lorraine and the family as they prepare to say farewell to Weymouth, and move to Warminster.
The Licensing of The Revd Lorraine Dobbins as Vicar of Warminster Christ Church will be held on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 7.30pm at Christ Church, Weymouth St, Warminster, BA12 9NS.
I came to Christ Church in 2011 after spending 9 years as Curate/Associate Minister in Oxford Diocese in both an Anglican Church and an Anglican/Baptist Ecumenical Church, while working full-time as a senior manager for a governmental research organisation.
I am involved with Eagle’s Wing’s Ministries supporting Christians in industry and training lay church leaders in Africa where for the last few years I have spent ~10 days each year.
Also I am currently a part-time Visiting Professor at Cardiff University in the School of Engineering.
I am married to Jean and we have two married daughters, four grandsons and a fifth grandchild expected in February.
I enjoy travelling, spending time with the family and going to the gym. Jean says I haven’t got time to take up a hobby.
I came to Christ Church as a Curate in 2014 while still working part time as a veterinary surgeon. Having sold my veterinary business in Codford, and being licensed to remain at Christ Church as an Associate Minister, I am now fully involved in the life of the church.
I am married to Henry and we have four boys.
Revd Peter Hunter retired in September 2018 after 21 years as Vicar of Christ Church. He and his wife, Ali, used their many gifts in both the Church and the town and have left a strong legacy and firm foundation of leadership to continue the ministry of Christ Church into the future. They will be sorely missed, but as we wait for Peter’s successor, we are looking forward with hopeful anticipation to the next part of Christ Church’s journey under Christ’s leading.