Orchard, Stephen Charles


b Derby 1942. Trinity Coll Cambridge (MA, PhD). Ordained in 1968 as a Congregational (later, URC) minister, he pastored churches at Abercarn (Caerphilly, nr Cwmbran), Sutton (Surrey, cf notes for Fred Pratt Green) and Welwyn Garden City; he is a gifted linguist, and after Welwyn he worked in ecumenical posts until becoming Principal of Westminster Coll Cambridge. He is a leading opponent of the extending of alcohol licensing—‘for the sake of the victims’—and has chaired the UK Alliance against alcohol abuse. Nos.582, 689, 888.

Hymns and songs by Orchard, Stephen Charles

Number Hymn Name
689 Good news is here: Let lameness turn to leaping
888 Our God stands like a fortress rock