Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday, 5th March.
This is long standing custom at Ely Cathedral sees the choristers, and occasionally members of staff and the clergy, race down the Cathedral’s spectacularly long nave tossing pancakes as they go.
As in previous years Ely Cathedral are teaming up with the Church Urban Fund as part of their ‘Big Pancake Party’ to raise funds and awareness of food poverty in the UK; children going to school hungry and parents who are sacrificing their own needs so that their children can eat an evening meal.
Everyone is invited to come along and watch. Following the races, pancakes will be served with all donations going direct to the Church Urban Fund. The Chorister’s Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party takes place directly after Evensong on Tuesday 4 March at 6.30pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
For catering purposes tickets can be obtained from Ely Cathedral Box Office- 01353 660349.
Press release from Ely Cathedral