Norwich Cathedral: Pancake races and family fun


The competition was serious!

The competition was serious!

By: Keith Morris

Pancakes were being eaten, decorated, flipped and raced with at St John's Cathedral on Shrove Tuesday, at a Family Pancake Day. The event, which was attended by around 150 people and coincided with half-term, saw families enjoying pancake races in the gardens and pancake decorating and eating inside the Narthex.

The day was to raise funds towards the sponsoring of the GoGoHare sculptures supporting Break charity. One of the sculptures will be heading for the cathedral in June.

Fr Henry Whisenant and Fr Andrew Eburne both joined dozens of children in the races, which were even recorded by a Sky Sports cameraman as well as the local press. Fr Henry said: "The Pancake Day is a way of getting families together and to remind people on a deeper level that we are entering into Lent. Shrove Tuesday is not just about getting rid of the clutter in your cupboards but also to get rid of the clutter in your soul in preparation for the season of Easter."

Jo Graham and a young team from the cathedral youth group cooked over 100 pancakes for visitors to enjoy.

It was only the second time such a day had been held. The previous one also coincided with a half-term holiday.




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