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St Melitus of Canterbury

Mellitus was the first Bishop of London and the third Archbishop of Canterbury, and a member of the Gregorian mission sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. He arrived in 601 A.D. with a group of clergy and was consecrated as Bishop of London ... read more

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Faith & Policy Watch

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According to legend, Mellitus saved the Cathedral and much of the town of Canterbury from destruction by fire. The strength of his prayers summoning a great wind that drove the flames away from the city. He was later made a Saint.

Mothers’ Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all.

We pray for families around the world.

Bless the work of The Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit may we be united in prayer and worship and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world in Jesus’ name.