The Annunciation, marked each year on the 25th of March, celebrates the announcement to the Virgin Mary from the Archangel Gabriel of her pregnancy. This occasion, which is marked nine months before Christmas Day, is celebrated in the form of Lady Day – a celebration organised by the Mothers’ Union and Association of Anglican Women.
This year’s Lady Day celebration takes place at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Raumati Beach, and begins at 11am, naturally on the 25th of March. Attendees are invited to bring lunch to share, as well as items for a “Bring and Buy” trading table, and an offering for the “Away From It All” Holidays ministry. Parishes are able to use the attached poster to advertise the service in their churches.