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Pancake races and family fun at Cathedral in Norwich

Pancakes were being eaten, decorated, flipped and raced with at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Shrove Tuesday (February 13) 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 GoGoHares sculptures supporting Break charity. One of the sculptures will be heading for the cathedral in June.

Fr Henry Whisenant and Deacon 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 and the previous one also coincided with a half-term holiday.

Click here or see below for a full picture gallery of the pancake races.

Pancake Races St John's Norwich Feb18

 

 

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