“One of the things I enjoyed most about my ordination training were weekends at Wychcroft.

To me, it felt like our home base. Chris Archer and his team produced wonderful food, and ensured that the house was comfortable and well-run, with a minimum of fuss.

The surrounding countryside was a tonic after inner London. I hope Malling Abbey might serve the new course in a similar way.

–        Christine Bainbridge, Southwark Ordination Course alumni (graduated, 1990s)