"The Church of England's primary function must ever be to glorify God. It must embody, convey and transmit the historic faith. It must constantly offer worship acceptable to God and understood by the people; its liturgy must be at once dignified and worthy of God; there must be no softening or evasion of His requirements. It is my contention that in all these respects the Church of England has fallen and continues to fall short."
This lecture was first delivered at Oxford on 3rd July 1993, and was repeated at Cheadle Parish Church the following spring.