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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1858-1859-36

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36 ANNUAL REPORT APRIL 1858 The nnmber of Students in the Theological Department during Lent Term is liable to fluctuations according to the number of Certificates which may happen to be granted at each of the three terminal Examinations but the average of Students in attendance during the whole of the past year has been much the same as usual The total number of Students who have received the Principal's Certificate since the date of the last Report is 29 and of these no less than 11 were placed in the first class -a sufficient proof if any were want- 1Dg of the quality of their work The grand total of Certifi- cated Students during ten years is 244 of whom 92 were placed in the first class Most of these are now engaged in the active duties of the Christian Ministry dispersed over the country either as Incumbents of parishes or as Curates many of them distinguished by the success which by God's blessing has rested upon their labours especially amongst the poor And of most of these labourers in the Lord's vine- yard it may be truly said that but for King's College London their services would in all likelihood have been lost to the Church The Council advert with satisfaction to the valuable service which some of the Theological Students have rendered to the Hospital by general attention to the comfort of the sick by organizing and managing lending Library and by reading prayers in the Wards under the direction of the Chaplain to the Hospital for the benefit of those who are confined to their beds while Divine Service is being performed in the Hospital Chapel for the convalescents and for the Sisters Nurses and Medical Officers of the Hospital The Council announce with regret that they have felt them- selves compelled on financial grounds to discontinue the Residence for Theological Students as such within the College walls The heavy rent and taxes of the Strand house together with the cost of the establishment caused so serious an outlay as could only be justified by the most sue- cessl'ul and extensive results whereas the number of resi- dents even when the house was full never exceeded one-fourth
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