Marking Mothering Sunday 2019

March 26th 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge

Mothering Sunday this year is Sunday 31st March 2019 it takes place on the fourth Sunday of every Lent. This is the European tradition of Mother’s Day officially known by many as Mothering Sunday. It is is the time of year to officially give mums a day off from doing the multitude of daily jobs they usually take on in their Harpenden or St Albans homes. 

If you are looking for a fun celebration for your fabulous Harpenden or St Albans based mum how about Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Rothamsted Manor, West Common, Harpenden, AL52BG. All day from midday on Sunday 31st March 2019 you can treat your mum or family members to afternoon tea in the stunningly beautiful Great Drawing Room and Library at the historic Rothamsted Manor in Harpenden. To book a space call 01582 938500. 

The mothering Sunday tea includes delicate finger sandwiches, delightful freshly-baked cakes, scones & clotted cream and some Prosecco or a choice of tea-pigs tea or coffee and a surprise gift for your Mum. There couldn’t be a better setting than Rothamsted Manor with its longstanding history. The Rothamsted estate was first recorded way back in 1212 when it was owned by Henry Gubion. The Bardolph family acquired it by the marriage of Edmund Bardolph to Elizabeth Cressy 1519, the heir of Edmund Cressy. Much later the estate continued to be passed through the family until John Bennet Lawes, the founder of Rothamsted Experimental Station, now Rothamsted Research was born in the house on 28th December 1814.

Rothamsted Manor and Gardens were bought from the Lawes-Wittewronge family in the 1930s and was requisitioned for the use of the military in the Second World War as a listening post, recording and feeding messages to Bletchley Park for decoding. Only after the war was it converted into accommodation for staff and visitors to Rothamsted and is now being transitioned into a truly exclusive venue for Harpenden.