And for those who are going into the Church and becoming ordained: I am so full of admiration for those of you who have this particular calling.

I think it is remarkable what has been achieved here in this College in terms of ensuring it still exists, because I realise that a few years ago there was a danger of this establishment no longer functioning.

And so I think we need again to pay a very warm debt of gratitude to Robin Ward for all he has done, from what I gather, to resuscitate the importance of this establishment within the Church of England

And if I may say so, I do admire greatly all those of you who are going into the teaching profession because of your love of the subject, as I do believe being able to communicate that love of the subject to young people is of the greatest possible importance.

And for those who are going into the Church and becoming ordained: I am so full of admiration for those of you who have this particular calling.

I realise some of you have had that sense of vocation for quite a long time, since you were quite young, but have put it off in some way or other and you’ve gone on and done other things: and, finally, you have realised that it is at the core of what you wish to give to other people, and within your own lives. 

So, again, there is a huge need for people in the Church of real spiritual understanding those who know how to communicate the essential truths.