Excerpt from A Pastoral Letter From the Right Rev. C. W. Sandford, D.D., Bishop of Gibraltar, to the Clergy of the Diocese
Whatever course you may think right to adopt, I trust that the indifference which a few persons sometimes shew may not tempt you to take less trouble in the composition Of your sermons, or to undervalue in any way that part Of your clerical duty which belongs to you as dispensers of God's Word. We have, Of course, many other duties to perform besides this Of preaching. But this duty is one to which the Church of England, in accordance with the teaching Of Christ and His Apostles, assigns in the Ordinal and in other parts Of the Book Of Com mon Prayer a supreme dignity and importance. If we would faithfully perform the work Of our high Office, while we are careful to minister the Sacraments.
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