What is Shrove Tuesday? and Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Our friend, Diane Rollie, recently shared a brief history of Shrove Tuesday with us, one that she found on the last page of a King Arthur flour catalog.

“In England, Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, is traditionally celebrated with pancakes, which are an easy way to use up dairy products before Lent begins.  The origin of this tradition goes back to the Middle Ages in the town of Olney where a housewife, while making pancakes, heard the bell of the Olney church calling parishioners to be “shriven” (the granting of absolution after confession in preparation for the Lenten fast).  She ran to the church, pan in hand and pancake in pan. Today, the Olney church bell is now known as the Pancake Bell.”

Join us for an All You Can Eat French Pancake Supper and celebration. Tickets may be purchased in advanced during coffee hour for $10 adult and $3 child. Tickets on the day of the event are $12 adult and $5 child. Children five and under eat for free.

What: Shrove Tuesday French Pancake Supper
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ascension Episcopal Church

Enjoy live music, too. Mardi Gras beads provided.

Benefits Our Community Kitchen