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BIRMINGHAM: Mothers’ prayers

by Margaret Duggan

MEMBERS of the Mothers’ Union had planned to spend part of 9 August, Mary Sumner Day, in Birmingham Cathedral, to pray for the work of the Mothers’ Union worldwide. As it turned out, it was the day after the riots, and, although the Cathedral had been unaffected, the aftermath was to be seen in streets near by.

The members who came, including the Dean of Birmingham, the Very Revd Catherine Ogle, prayed for the local com­munity, as well as for the many ...

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