Uniformed organisations were out in force at St Columba’s for Mothering Sunday. Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were among the congregation, where we all gave thanks for the many good things that mothers, fathers and other carers do for us. We also heard about other traditions associated with this fourth Sunday in the season of Lent. In centuries gone by, this was the day in the year when domestic servants would return to their parents’ home and their mother church, often bringing a simnel cake.
We also enjoyed some rousing songs and hymns, a miming competition in teams, and a puppet show to the tune of “You raise me up to more than I can be.”
Afterwards, we tasted some simnal cake and had the opportunity to visit the pop-up breakfast bar and fair trade stall.