Born in 1943, 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). An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he retired in 2000.
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