There is a hymn which we sing at the Office during Passiontide, with the first line ‘Thirty years among us dwelling’. That is not so for Father Abbot, for he arrived in the house in 1967. However, 18 July 1986 saw his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. The crafty fellow booked his monthly day off for his anniversary; so we took the opportunity to thank him at the Conventual Mass this morning for all the graces received at his priestly hands during the last thirty years . . . . and we look forward in hope to many more years of Abbot Giles’s faithful ministry.