Mothers' Union Meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey, and Mothers’ Union Chief Executive, Beverley Jullien, were honoured to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Welby at Lambeth Palace on Tuesday, 8th September.

During the meeting, the Archbishop was very appreciative of the work of Mothers’ Union members worldwide, and we explored areas where we could work even more closely with the Church in the future. 

The Archbishop was delighted that Mothers’ Union members are keen to provide support to refugees in the current crisis, and encouraged us to work with dioceses and other agencies at local level to deliver effective relief.

He was pleased that Mothers’ Union had taken a lead in addressing issues of commercialisation of childhood – and encouraged us to consider further how this work might be developed in other countries.

The meeting was preceded by Morning Prayer in Lambeth Chapel, a deeply spiritual and moving experience. 

It was wonderful to receive such a warm welcome and we look forward to identifying further ways in which we can support the work of the Church going forward, particularly the Archbishop’s priorities of Prayer, Reconciliation and Mission, which resonate so well with the Mothers’ Union.