Who’s Who

Caroline’s Ordination to the Priesthood at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday June 26th 2021
from the left Ben Cooke (Youth Pastor) Reverend Lorraine Dobbins (Vicar), Reverend Caroline Spindlow (Curate), Si Pope (Ordinand)

Vicar

Rev Lorraine Dobbins

I have been the Vicar at Christ Church since September 2019 and have just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of my Ordination.

I served my Curacy in Bournemouth and went on to be the Vicar of St Francis, Littlemoor, Weymouth for 15 years. I am Married to Paul and have three lovely children Evan (17) , Cerys (15) and Aled (9) and a huge bouncy dog called Freda.

My happy place is in the river, I enjoy nothing more than a wild swim in the rivers Avon and Frome. I also like to go cycling, course fishing and dog walking. I enjoy a good series on Netflix, exploring the beautiful county of Wiltshire and spending time with family and friends.

Curate

Rev Caroline Spindlow

I am married to Mark and we have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. And we adore being grandparents.
We also have two golden retriever dogs – and recently had 11 puppies from one of them – such exciting times. No need for a television and the garage was turned into puppy playground world!  I’m also a keen cyclist and love getting up to Salisbury Plain for a few hours on my bike.
My background is in education but then I felt called to ministry in the Church of England.  I already had a theology degree so completed my ministerial training at Sarum College in Salisbury in 2020.  I was ordained Priest on Saturday 26th of June 2021 in Salisbury Cathedral.
I love having time to meet with people, pray with them and worship together and Christ Church is so vibrant and Jesus centered it is wonderful to be working here and in the Warminster community.