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Have a wonderful Mothering Sunday; may God's blessings be with you, your Mother or anyone who is like a Mother to you.

History of Mothering Sunday

Most Sundays in the year churchgoers in England worship at their nearest parish or 'daughter church'.

Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church - the main church or cathedral of the area.

Inevitably the return to the 'mother' church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away returned home. (It was quite common in those days for children to leave home for work once they were ten years old.)

And most historians think that it was the return to the 'Mother' church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

As they walked along the country lanes, children would pick wild flowers or violets to take to church or give to their mother as a small gift.



Photographically: V2 without the wording; V3 my floral image; V4 a shot of St Giles Church in Durham taken recently by my husband (thebleezer).

Carol

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S1500
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jan 2013 - 12:01 PM
Focal Length:5.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mother Church
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:9 Mar 2013 - 11:03 PM
Tags:Blessings, Church, Digitally manipulated, Flowers, Mothering sunday, Mothers day, Religion
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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:05 PM

Lovely work,Carol,well done,
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:22 PM

Nice sentiment and manipulated.
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 4:21 AM

V's 1 and 2 are well worked images, V's 3 and 4 excellent in their own right. The commentary is fascinating too.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 10 Mar 2013 - 4:21 AM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 6:37 AM

Beautiful presentations, Carol, a happy day to those of you out celebrating with your mother, and a sad day for those of us who have lost our mothers from this life, but who will always be remembered. Carol

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Lillian
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10 Mar 2013 - 9:39 AM

A really lovely selection Carol
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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:17 AM

Lovely set of images - and thanks for the write up too SmileSmile
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:40 AM

Beautifully done Carol - great to see the component parts
and a very interesting narrative.
Have a lovely Mother's Day.
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Quoise
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10 Mar 2013 - 11:05 AM

Lovely creation Carol SmileSmile

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10 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

V1 has been well created

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 1:22 PM

A very beautiful creation, Carol, makes an excellent Mother's Day card Wink Interesting write-up too Smile
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EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 2:41 PM

A lovely set.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 5:01 PM

The information so very interesting and the images so very good.
Joan.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 9:09 AM

You've put them together so well, Carol Smile

And of course V3 is GORGEOUS.

Andrew

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25 Mar 2013 - 5:21 PM

Hi Carol, such a beautiful set love the effect you have put together. We have Mother's Day to come yet in May. Very well done Carol. xxx

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25 Mar 2013 - 7:53 PM

You've combined these two images together so beautifully Carol, a real work of art

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27 Mar 2013 - 7:59 AM

Beautiful set of images - like them all.....Grin

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BarbaraR
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7 Apr 2013 - 7:25 PM

Late coming to these lovely images.
Interesting info' to read too thank you.
I always found a 'proper, Mothering Sunday' card for my Mum as she
preferred that to 'Mother's Day'.

B.

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