Mother's Day

  1. Church says it with flowers in Bedford

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The phrase "say it with flowers" has never been so poignant.

    Flowers that were meant to be distributed during Christ Church Bedford's Mothering Sunday service, were handed out to local residents to brighten everyone's moods.

    Revd Canon Richard Hibbert-Vicar

    The Reverend Canon Richard Hibbert clearly loved his new role, and he said he wanted to make sure they were not wasted after the church service was turned into a home delivery one.

    The vicar said he was observing social distancing rules.

    Flowers
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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Young florists donate leftover flowers to retirement home

    Lucy and Jessica Simmons gave away their flowers after having an unsold backlog from Mother's Day.

  3. Pause For Thought: 'Missing someone is the cost of loving.'

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    Video caption: Paul Canon Harris on love, loss and the magic of 'maternal clucking'.

    Paul Canon Harris on love, loss and the magic of 'maternal clucking'.

  4. Pause for Thought: 'I have a newfound admiration for my mum.'

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    Video caption: Anthony Lees-Smith on the things our mums put up with.

    Anthony Lees-Smith on the things our mums put up with.

  5. Pause For Thought: 'The beautiful idea of enduring love is something we need to keep alive.'

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    Video caption: Malcolm Doney on love beyond difference.

    Malcolm Doney on love beyond difference.

  6. Pause For Thought: 'God could not be everywhere, and so made mothers.'

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    Video caption: Steve Chalke reflects on the lessons learned at a mother's knee.

    Steve Chalke reflects on the lessons learned at a mother's knee.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Mother's Day messages from self-isolation

    Care home residents have found their own ways of letting their friends and families know they’re OK on Mother’s Day.

  8. Pause For Thought: 'It is the gifts of motherly mercy, love, compassion, and kindness that God wants me to love best.'

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    Video caption: Onjali Rauf on a mother's unconditional love.

    Onjali Rauf on a mother's unconditional love.