AT the opening of St Thomas’ church centre, I was really upset as I’d recently been told that my younger daughter, Laura, 30, had been diagnosed with cancer.

I thought that if the Archbishop walked by and I touched his robe it might help Laura to get better. However, when he mingled with the crowds I got the opportunity to speak to him. He was really kind and understanding and asked for her name, which he wrote down and said he would pray for her. I was touched by his sincerity.

Christine M Smith