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Crowds and flowers at cathedral for Mothering Sunday

Southwark Cathedral was crowded for Mothering Sunday when flowers were blessed and distributed to children and students to give to their mothers.

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Dean of Southwark Colin Slee and cathedral clergy distributing flowers to the Mothering Sunday congregation.

Those not seeing their mothers, due to distance or bereavement, were invited to place their daffodils in the vases at the Virgin Mary's statue. Many of the sunday school members were able to present the flowers to their mothers in the congregation.

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Grace and Rosie with flowers for their mother.

Mothering Sunday, which was suitably sunny, is also mid-Lent Sunday when both mothers and the mother church -the cathedral- are prayed for and honoured.

Meanwhile SE1 florists had a busy weekend. Denise's Florist in Great Suffolk Street was open on Saturday and Sunday. It also proved a hectic time at the new Cutflowers in The Cut where customers arrived early on Sunday morning.

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