Lady Day Service



On a glorious sunny day Mothers’ Union(MU) members from across the Guildford Diocese gathered at Guildford Cathedral for the annual Lady Day Service. The wind was blowing as the twelve Deanery banners made their way into the cathedral.  Bishop Andrew presided and Bev Jullien CEO of Mothers’ Union gave the address telling of the work that the MU does throughout the world and here in the Guildford Diocese.  She spoke of the value of little acts of kindness such as listening that can have far reaching effects.  As in the case of a prisoner who after this turned his life around.

During the service Edwin Catt was commissioned as a member of Guildford Diocese Trustee Board.   All Trustees have to promise before God that they will fulfil their appointment to the best of their abilities. We welcome him onto our board as our first male Trustee in Guildford.

The banners led the way back from our service into The Marquee at Guildford Cathedral for coffee.

In the marquee was a joint event, between the Cathedral and MU, of open craft for Mothering Saturday. Bev Jullien said, “It was a wonderful opportunity for MU members to interact with each other and the wider community.” Families and MU members enjoyed many craft activities including posy making, book sculpturing, flower making, filling in a memory book, shopping at the MU stall and talking over a cup of coffee.

Bishop Andrew joined the children playing with the Jenga blocks and placed his mitre on top of the tower. 

Where ever you looked people were happily talking to each other and enjoying themselves.  This joyous atmosphere was summed up by Canon Andrew Bishop who said, “There was a warm and friendly buzz in and around the marquee”. 

A wonderful community event. 


Lady Day Service Address 2014
Address given by The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams

Lady Day Service Address 2015
given by Revd Sarah Hutton

Lady Day Commissioning Service 2016
Our Lady Day Commissioning Service