11 March is Mothering Sunday, sometimes called Mother’s Day
At 10am there will be our big ‘Family Service’ with lots of stuff for children and some presents for our mums
Then, in the evening at 6.30pm, something special, a service of wholeness and healing for those who normally avoid church on Mothering Sunday.
This Mothering Sunday Healing Service offers a safe space for those who find Mothering Sunday difficult. Whatever your story, whether you’re grieving the loss of a mother, the loss of a child, or a baby through miscarriage; whether you’re struggling with infertility or childlessness, singleness or a difficult relationship; whether you never even knew your mother or any other reason why you might find Mothering Sunday painful, this quiet, reflective service has been designed with you in mind. It will be an informal gathering with music, reflection, prayer and the chance to light a candle, while we acknowledge the bittersweet emotions surrounding Mothering Sunday. It will be a time which offers the space to grieve, the permission to lament and the opportunity to invite the God who loves us into our stories of struggle. Everyone is welcome to attend, with no compulsion to disclose your pain.
For more information, contact Fr Jonny: firstname.lastname@example.org