Mothering Sunday is a difficult day. It is surrounded in emotion – joy, failure, bereavement to name but a few.
It is often impossible to hold all of these conflicting pastoral demands with integrity in the face of the expectations of the day. Part of the reason for this maybe because our focus has alighted on biological mothers and has moved from the origins of the day and the traditional elements of a Mothering Sunday service.
This study day will explore varieties of liturgical practice associated with Mothering Sunday, identifying those which express both the celebration and the ambiguities of the day. It will also explore the history of Mothering Sunday and in so doing reorient our approach to this popular festival.
£45, including lunch and refreshments
Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries.
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