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Archbishop Honours Mothers’ Union Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey

Mothers’ Union’s Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey, was honoured recently for her service to the Anglican Communion through her work with Mothers’ Union over almost 40 years

23 Nov 2018

At a special service held by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace Lynne was presented with the Cross of St Augustine. In the congregation were fellow Mothers’ Union Trustees, staff and friends.

While presenting Lynne with the award at the special service in the chapel at Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin Welby said, “Lynne is a person of great faith and integrity, her faith and commitment to Christ shine through in all that she does.”

Lynne, who steps down from six years of serving Mothers’ Union as Worldwide President at the end of 2018, was pleasantly surprised to receive the honour, “I feel greatly privileged and deeply humbled that Archbishop Justin feels I am a worthy recipient of this award and I thank him for it. I accept it recognising all the wonderful members who are part of Mothers' Union, an amazing life-changing organisation.  As I have travelled around the Anglican Communion I have been deeply moved by many heart rendering stories I have been privileged to hear. I believe that it is my mission to share these stories with others,” she said. 

The Cross of St Augustine is an award of merit and a gift from the Archbishop of Canterbury to members of the Anglican Communion who have made significant contributions to the life of the worldwide Communion.