“ST. PAU's COLLEGE lies to the north of the Capital. The district churches have grown up since the foundation of the college in 1878 ; these are now thirty-three in number in charge of seven Malagasy
priests, under the supervision of the Warden of the College, the Rev. J. U. Yonge, M.A. For our fine Theological College we are indebted to the Rev. F. A. Gregory, now Bishop of Mauritius, from whose untiring efforts for more than twenty years to train
men fit for the ministry of the Church we are now reaping, the benefit. Mr. Butterfield supplied the plans for the Church and Lecture Hall, both fine buildings in stone. The college grounds, many acres in extent, are planted with several kinds of trees, so
that the Warden's house and the cottages for the students are surrounded with a thick growth; the garden and grounds are an oasis of green among the dry bare hills around. A small village has grown up by the college. Mr. Gregory purposely chose a quiet spot
for the college, but it has the disadvantage of a very small congregation in a fairly large church, There is a good school for the children from the villages around, The church is well furnished and contains the only stained glass which the Mission possesses.
The college is a large, solid-looking building; its long upper room is now used for the boys' school, as is also one of the classrooms downstairs, as one classroom is sufficient for the number of students in residence at present. We are only preparing as many
men as we have need of. Since the foundation of St. Paul's College, 184 students have been trained there; most of these have done, and are doing, good work in the Mission, and twenty-nine are in Holy Orders at the present time, and others preparing for ordination.
The course is four years, the subjects taught are much the same as those in an English Theological College, French and English taking the place of Latin and Greek. Most of the students have taken their French Brevit as school teachers, so that tey can take
charge of a mission school in the station where they may be appointed.”