Stephen Orchard

ORCHARD, Stephen Charles. b. Derby, 30 March 1942. He was educated at Derby School and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1965, reading English for Part I of the Tripos and Theology for Part II). He trained for the Congregational ministry at Cheshunt College, Cambridge, while studying for a PhD (awarded 1969). He was ordained in 1968, serving as a Congregational (later URC) minister at Abercarn, Caerphilly, South Wales (1968-70), Sutton, Surrey (1970-77), and Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (1977-82). He was Assistant Secretary (Community Affairs), British Council of Churches (1982-86) and General Secretary and Director, Christian Education Movement (1986-2001). He was Principal of...

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