Mothering Sunday and a chance to make posies!

On Saturday 5th March at 10am in the Church Room, the Flower Arrangers are very much looking forward to showing you how to make posies for Mothering Sunday. This will be a wonderful opportunity for us all to join in, doing something creative, and get an insight into Flower Arranging. These shots from last year show anyone can do it!

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The Traditions of Mothering Sunday are very interesting.  During the sixteenth century, people returned to their mother church, the main church or cathedral of the area. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone “a-mothering”. In later times, Mothering Sunday became a day when domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother church, usually with their own mothers and other family members. The children would pick wild flowers along the way to place in the church or give to their mothers. Eventually, this tradition evolved into the Mothering Sunday tradition of giving gifts to mothers.

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