Alternative Service for Mothering Sunday Weekend

This service is for those who might normally avoid church on Mothering Sunday.  It will offer a special place for anyone (women or men) who finds Mothering Sunday difficult, whatever your story.

It may be you’re grieving the loss of a mother, the loss of a child, or baby through miscarriage.

It may be you are struggling with a relationship with a mother that is difficult, or struggling with infertility or childlessness, singleness or not being able to create the shape of a family your heart has desired.

This will be an informal gathering, using liturgy, stories and poems to acknowledge the bittersweet emotions surrounding Mothering Sunday, offering a space both to grieve and to invite the God who loves us into our stories of struggle.