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Pancake Day in Stroud

How do you like your pancakes? with fresh lemon and sugar or dripping with butter and maple syrup. St John’s is hosting Pancake day next Tuesday and no doubt you’ll get to decide which is your favourite.

WHERE | St John’s Anglican Church Stroud
WHEN | Tuesday 9 February, 2016
TIME | 4pm to 6pm
COST | Free

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins). A bell would be rung to call people to confession. This came to be called the “Pancake Bell” and is still rung today.

The pancake feast always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.
Information courtesy of ‘Historic UK’

 

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One Comment on “Pancake Day in Stroud”

  1. Pauline Ibbetson February 7, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    Pancakes with lemon and sugar always brings back memories of my dear old mum who made fantastic ones when I was growing up in England. In fact not only for Shrove Tuesday, by request! Yum.

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