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Shove Tuesday, St John the Baptist Anglican Church

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
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From the pan to the plate to you
St John the Baptist Anglican Church in Lilydale is hosting a Shrove Tuesday on Pancake Tuesday 25th February, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm.
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Where it's at.

A gold coin donation is asked which will go towards bushfire recovery.

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All you need to know.

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).

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The name Shrove Tuesday comes from 'shrive', meaning absolution for sins by doing penance. The day gets its name from the tradition of Christians trying to be 'shriven' before Lent. Pancake Day itself came much later as a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting for Lent.

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St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.
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Why? Because who can resist pancakes.
When: 25 February 2020
Where: 69/71 Castella St, Lilydale VIC 3140
Cost: Gold coin donation.
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