Lady Day Service
Lady Day, the celebration of the feast of the annunciation, has long held significance for Mothers’ Union and our members, historically being the day that we have traditionally enrolled new members and paid subs. We have resources and services at the bottom of the page which can help the planning of any Lady Day event you may be planning.
Last year many Mothers' Union members throughout the world enjoyed celebrating the traditions of Lady Day special services often accompanied with banner processions;
Our COE Mrs Beverly Jullien preached at a service at St Mary with St George Hornsey Parish Church in which she also bared witness to the enrolment of 25 new members and the creation of a new branch – a cause for celebration indeed!
There was a wonderful service at York Minster organised by the diocese. They welcomed Rt Revd Bishop John of Selby who was enrolled as a member and Mrs Margaret Sentamu who preached a very uplifting and thought provoking sermon. The Quire was so full that more chairs had to be found elsewhere and there were over 40 banners paraded.
Some members decided to do things a bit differently and had a Lady Day Quiet Day. In Croydon North & Central Deanery they held one of these days for the whole of the Southwark diocese. This was a time for reflection and for focus on faith.
Across the seas, Ballarat diocese in Australia celebrated Lady Day with over 60 members attending a celebration also under our annual theme for 2016 “A Celebration of Faith”. Celebrants were carried out by Bishop Garry, The Dean Fr Chris and Mothers Union Diocesan Chaplain Fr David. They held a rededication of their membership and also made a symbolic offering of blue and white flowers being placed with a photo of Mary Sumner, founder of our charity.
Thank you to all our members who shared their photos on Facebook and Twitter