The number of men preparing for the Catholic priesthood at the Diocese of Westminster's seminary has been steadily rising over recent years.
This year, 16 men have started studying to become priests at Allen Hall, the Diocese of Westminster's seminary in west London. The new intake brings the number of men preparing for the priesthood at Allen Hall to 50, the sixth consecutive annual increase.
The BBC spoke to the Rector of Allen Hall Mgr Mark O'Toole, first year seminarian Damien Ryan and fifth year seminarian Martin Plunkett about the challenges of becoming a priest. Watch the audio slideshow by clicking here or