Mothering Sunday Celebrations

Sunday 22 March

9am Service followed by Grand Morning Tea

On the fourth Sunday in Lent, from about the sixteenth century, it had been a tradition for families to attend a church service in the nearest important church or cathedral – their ‘Mother’ church.

Attending the church service together was a rare occasion for families to gather as one, and members of the family who worked on that day were often given the day off, so they could also attend the service.

As time went by, servants and apprentices were still given the day off, but instead of going to the ‘mother’ church, they would have used the day off to spend time with their families and indeed their mothers.

In this tradition of honouring mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent, we invite you to join us at St Matt’s on Sunday 22 March for our 9am and Service followed by a grand morning tea to celebrate and thank our mothers for all of the love and care they have showered upon us.