Posts Tagged ‘Shrove Tuesday’

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The Beginning of Lent

What happens on Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday is the day after Shrove Tuesday and signals the start of Lent. It is called ‘Ash Wednesday’ because Lent is a time when people are sorry for the wrong things in their lives and ashes are used in the Bible as signs of […]

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Shrove Tuesday

What are the origins of this day?

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Shrove Tuesday is actually the day before Lent begins, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is a day of preparation for Lent. Today it is often known as Pancake Day. Shrove comes from the old word ‘shrive’, which means to confess the things you have done […]

Making Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Making Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Why do we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? What ingredients do you need to make a tasty pancake? In this fun film Jack and Callum learn how to make a pancake and also talk about what Shrove Tuesday is. Click here to download Instructions for […]

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LENT – a time of preparation and fasting

What happens during Lent?

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Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place each spring in the run up to Easter. It begins in either late February or early March with Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends the day before […]