In days gone by Mothering Sunday was a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother church, usually with their own mothers and other family members. It was often the only time that whole families could gather together, since on other days they were prevented from doing so by conflicting working hours.
This year many are unable to spend Mothering Sunday with their mothers and families due to the current Coronavirus issue.
It is usual for St. Mary’s to give Mothering Sunday flowers, as a gift, during our 10:30 am service. Whilst this service cannot go ahead we do have these flowers available for collection in Church, which remains open for quiet personal reflection and prayer.