Samuel PepysItem of the Month

 

Mother Sunday leaflet 1929

Mothering Sunday

  • Single page leaflet to promote the revival of Mothering Sunday
  • Signed by C. Penswick Smith, founder of the Mothering Sunday Movement, 1929
  • 133 x 210mm (5¼ x 8¼in)
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In 1913 Constance Penswick-Smith (1878-1938), the daughter of the vicar of Coddington, Nottinghamshire, caught the vision to celebrate Mothering Sunday.

Later in 1921 Constance wrote a booklet asking for a full revival of Mothering Sunday, eventually founding The Society for the Observance of Mothering Sunday and spending more than 25 years promoting the celebration of the festival. Thanks mainly to Constance's efforts, Mothering Sunday - which has its roots in the pre-Reformation Church - has been widely observed.

 

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