Old Palace Year 7 student, Lauryn, joined a virtual panel of students, staff and care home residents from the John Whitgift Foundation for a webinar with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby, to celebrate the Foundation’s 425th anniversary on Tuesday 9th March.

Participants had the opportunity to ask the Archbishop a range of questions relating to his work and the issues and opportunities faced by the charity following the unprecedented times we find ourselves in.

In an address, the Archbishop highlighted the importance of the pandemic for the Foundation to find a renewed sense of direction to inspire hope and confidence through the original vison of its Founder, Archbishop John Whitgift, to educate the young and care for older people.

The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said: “It was a joy to speak to students and residents at the John Whitgift Foundation this morning. May God renew and bless their vision to be places of refuge, education and hospitality, so they might make God’s promise of abundant life known to all.”

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