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Mother Church

By gingerdelight    
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).


Tags: Flowers Church Religion Digitally manipulated Mothering sunday Mothers day Blessings

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
9 Mar 2013 11:05PM
Lovely work,Carol,well done,

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:22PM
Nice sentiment and manipulated.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 4:21AM
V's 1 and 2 are well worked images, V's 3 and 4 excellent in their own right. The commentary is fascinating too.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Mar 2013 6:37AM
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
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 9:39AM
A really lovely selection Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 10:17AM
Lovely set of images - and thanks for the write up too SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 10:40AM
Beautifully done Carol - great to see the component parts
and a very interesting narrative.
Have a lovely Mother's Day.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 11:05AM
Lovely creation Carol SmileSmile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
10 Mar 2013 11:43AM
V1 has been well created
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Mar 2013 1:22PM
A very beautiful creation, Carol, makes an excellent Mother's Day card Wink Interesting write-up too Smile
Trev Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Mar 2013 2:41PM
A lovely set.

9 10 10 England
10 Mar 2013 5:01PM
The information so very interesting and the images so very good.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2013 9:09AM
You've put them together so well, Carol Smile

And of course V3 is GORGEOUS.

Canadiann 8 2 Canada
25 Mar 2013 5:21PM
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
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Mar 2013 7:53PM
You've combined these two images together so beautifully Carol, a real work of art
Ayoob 7 Australia
27 Mar 2013 7:59AM
Beautiful set of images - like them all.....Grin
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
7 Apr 2013 7:25PM
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'.


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