Victor Dobbin

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Victor Dobbin, CB, MBE, QHC[1][2] (b 12 March 1943) was an eminent minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in the 20th century.

Born in 1943,[3] he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (MA) and Queen's University Belfast (MTh, PhD). He was Assistant Minister at Rosemary Presbyterian Church, Belfast (1970-72), when he joined the Royal Army Chaplains Department rising in time to be its Chaplain-General (1995-2000).

He was deputy warden of the RAChD Centre (1982-86), senior chaplain 3rd Armoured Division 1986-89, staff chaplain British Army of the Rhine (1989-91), Assistant Chaplain-General Southern District (1991-95), Chaplain-General (1995-2000); director Leadership and Ethics Centre (2002-12). He was awarded the Churchill Fellowship (in 2000) and awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian Theological Faculty in Ireland (in 1995).[citation needed] An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he retired in 2000.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 13 May 2014.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 13 May 2014.
  3. ^ Who's Who (2008): London, A&C Black, 2008; ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Harkness
Chaplain-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
John Blackburn