Henry Robins

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Henry Charles Robins[1] was the Dean of Salisbury in the Church of England from 1943[2] until his retirement in 1953.[3]
Born in Beccles on 2 February 1882 and educated at Winchester [4] and New College, Oxford, he was ordained into the priesthood in 1908. His first post was as a Curate at St John’s, Gosport after which he was an Assistant Chaplain in Khartoum then Vicar of Fleet.[5] From 1922 to 1943 he held incumbencies at Chafford, Barking and Portsmouth before his elevation to the Deanery. An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he died on 31 July 1960;[6] and his wife Dorothy 9 years later.[7]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ New Dean Of Salisbury The Times Friday, Jul 30, 1943; pg. 2; Issue 49611; col D
  3. ^ British History On-line
  4. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Obituary Very Rev. H. C. Robins Dean Emeritus Of Salisbury The Times Wednesday, Aug 03, 1960; pg. 10; Issue 54840; col E
  7. ^ Memorial at Salisbury cathedral
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Lowry Henderson
Dean of Salisbury
1943 –1952
Succeeded by
Robert Hamilton Moberly