Remembering on Mothers Day

Buckinghamshire vicar

It is such an obvious idea in a church context, but for the last few years, we have always had a candle stand out on Mothering Sunday for people to light a candle as they come back from communion. The impact on the congregation has been enormous. Mothering Sunday is one of those days which is supposed to be a really joyful one and so many people find that really impossible for all sorts of different reasons that we all know about pastorally, so to have a space to light a candle really connects with people. Not rocket-science, liturgically speaking, but very powerful.