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From: "anne.cole" <>
Subject: [CHS] Churching of women
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 16:01:20 -0000
I'm getting a lot of questions about the Churching of Women (Thanksgiving
for safe delivery) which I really don't know very much about. I have found
the service in my prayer book but cannot find any reference to it in any of
the books that I have.
I THINK that I am right in saying that for a certain time after the birth
(six weeks?) a woman would not venture out of the house and until she had
been "churched" she did not re-enter Society.
On doing a google search I found the following
which has everything you could ever want to know about the subject!
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Duncalf(e)/Duncuff/Duncuft One Name Study (GOONS #513)