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OF THE COUNCIL iii Military Service About forty members of the Theological Faculty are now serving voluntarily with Forces Most of these have obtained commis- sions and many are serving abroad The Council records with deep regret the death of Flight-Lieutenant Gillett killed in action over Germany Mr Gillett was member of the Faculty He volunteered for service in the on the out- break of war Theological Hall The Council has received and adopted the following report from the Warden The decline of the Faculty to one-tenth of its size in pre-war days made it necessary to surrender one of the two houses which we had occupied since our arrival in Bristol in 1939 and nineteen out of total of twenty-two men students were accommodated at Beaufort Road which was retained together with the Chapel adjoining 110 Pembroke Road and the garden shared by the two houses The resident staff was reduced to the Warden but the Dean and the Chaplain lived near at hand and the normal provision for the corporate life of the house and the training of the students was fully maintained The Bishop the Dean the Archdeacon and others of the Bristol clergy continued to assist us with their interest and their help and the Faculty owes much to their unfailing generosity Once again we were providentially enabled to come through the session without untoward incident and with remarkable smooth- ness There was no enemy action nor was there any illness Fairly heavy demands on the men's time were made by the military authorities and by the obligation of fire-watching chiefly at the cathedral but on the whole they worked well at their proper studies they contrived to live agreeably at very close quarters and they made good use of the Chapel and of the devotional training given there As usual there were some who showed marked evangelistic spirit and these took advantage of the opportunities afforded them in the life of the College and in the parishes of Bristol and the neighbourhood Miss Green assisted by cook and one maid continued to act as Matron and the house has shown the warmest appreciation of her good management of its domestic affairs Finance General Account-The amount received on Fee Account was £942 as compared with £2 171 in the previous year The grant from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners was £3 500 the grant of £500 hitherto made for the purpose of the Exhibitions and Bursaries Fund having been voluntarily and temporarily surrendered by the Council
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