Sunday, 22 March 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

A Story of Mothering Sunday

In the 16th century, the Church required that the people returned to their ‘mother’ church or cathedral on the fourth Sunday in Lent for that day’s service.
The day became known as Mothering Sunday, not through association with Mothers, but because of the journey made to the ‘mother’ church. In an age when children as young as ten left home to take up work or apprenticeships elsewhere, this was often the only day in the whole year when families would be reunited.
Oh how times have changed . . .

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