The effects of Talbot House on the people who spent time there continued after the war. One of the first things Tubby did, with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York, was to set up a Test School for Ordinands in Knutsford Prison in the north of England. Hundreds of young men, who had endured so many hardships and had witnessed the sacrifice of thousands of lives, offered themselves for ordination into the priesthood and enrolled at the School. It was one way they could say ‘Thank You’ to God’. They were the ones who were so thankful that their own lives had been spared and also touched by the special kind of Christian Fellowship which had emanated from Talbot House.
The first intake of students in the Test School for Ordinands, Knutsford Prison.
There were also many who decided that something should be done to preserve the ethos that was generated in Talbot House during the War Years so future generations could share it. It was special and it would add a new dimension to the meaning of life for many people. There was widespread support for this initiative and it led to the formation of the Toc H Movement, which, in 1922, was granted a Royal Charter. In the same year, Tubby was appointed the Vicar of the historic Church of All Hallows-Barking-by-the-Tower on Tower Hill in London which dated back to the late 7th century. It became the Guild Church of Toc H.