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From: "John & Rai Hart" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Churching of women
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 19:48:00 +1000
I can remember I upset my grandmother after the birth of my first child in
1949 because I refused to be "Churched".
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From: "anne.cole" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 2:01 AM
Subject: [CHS] Churching of women
> 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
> 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!
> Proud to be part of the FreeCen Project
> Duncalf(e)/Duncuff/Duncuft One Name Study (GOONS #513)