William Orange Memorial Lecture
The William Orange Memorial Lecture (WOML) is held each year in Christchurch and at times in other cities in memory of William Orange to encourage Evangelical ministry in the NZ Church. The topics chosen are issues which need to be looked at biblically.
The Gospel genius of Thomas Cranmer – timeless truths for today’s church
We are excited to be hosting Rev. Dr. Ashley Null for two speaking engagements in September. Ashley is a world-renowned scholar on Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation. As well as his teaching position at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Ashley is Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas in The Episcopal Church, and has spoken regularly at GAFCON and serves in their theological education network. He was also the chaplain to the US Olympic team at the Rio games, and is an exceptionally engaging speaker. These are not-to-be-missed events for anyone who loves the gospel, God’s grace, and his work in the English Reformation.
Auckland – Evening lecture, 7:30pm – 9pm
Thursday 19 September
St Margaret’s Hillsborough, 105 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Auckland
Cost: Free – no registration required.
Christchurch – Breakfast lecture, 8:30am – 10am
Saturday 21 September
Latimer Church, 12 Berwick Street, St Albans, Christchurch
To register for the Christchurch breakfast lecture, click here
Canon Orange was Vicar of All Saints, Sumner, a quiet seaside suburb of Christchurch from 1930-1945. John Meadowcroft wrote that William Orange could be described as the father of the Anglican Evangelical movement in Christchurch. His Evangelical ministry based almost entirely on direct Bible exposition became a model for “orange pip” clergy. Besides his pulpit ministry, a Sunday afternoon Bible Class attracted students from all over Christchurch, many of whom were called to the full-time ordained ministry or to overseas missionary service. An ‘orange pip’ remembered Canon Orange at prayer meetings so much that we young ones could not fail to be aware that we were on holy ground. (R.A. Carson, Some Reflections on the Life of W.A. Orange, Latimer 111 August 1992).
In later years Canon Orange ministered in the Christchurch Cathedral, where his preaching attracted a considerable following.
Canon Orange was among the founders of the Evangelical Churchmen’s Fellowship set up in 1946, which later became the Latimer Fellowship.