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St Andrews celebrates Shrove Tuesday

Daniel RooneyGreat Southern Herald
Colin Beeck.
Camera IconColin Beeck. Credit: Cynthia Kowald

Around 70 parishioners gathered at St Andrews Anglican Church in Katanning on February 21 to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Leonie Daw.
Camera IconLeonie Daw. Credit: Cynthia Kowald

Shrove Tuesday is a traditional feast day observed by a number of Christian faiths to mark the beginning of Lent.

Originally an occasion to use up all the good food in preparation for a fast, the tradition continues today with a feast of pancakes.

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“Now instead of giving something up, we give,” churchgoer Cynthia Kowald said. “We collect money in the church to fund projects.”

St Andrews celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a variety of pancake options savoury and sweet.

A pancake flip-off was won by Leonie Daw.

“There were five of them flipping the pancakes,” Mrs Kowald said.

“Pancakes were flying everywhere.”

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is the first time that church members have been able to come together in three years.

Xavier Potter, Quaid Potter, Andrew Spicer and Setyeo Spicer.
Camera IconXavier Potter, Quaid Potter, Andrew Spicer and Setyeo Spicer. Credit: Cynthia Kowald
Gerri Watson, Gladys Wells and Lesley Black.
Camera IconGerri Watson, Gladys Wells and Lesley Black. Credit: Cynthia Kowald
Joan Garstone and Susan Lee.
Camera IconJoan Garstone and Susan Lee. Credit: Cynthia Kowald
Sue Thompson, Tracey Wilson, Anne-Maree Stewart and Felicity Clegg.
Camera IconSue Thompson, Tracey Wilson, Anne-Maree Stewart and Felicity Clegg. Credit: Cynthia Kowald
Pat Buick, Maxine Potter and Pearl Draper.
Camera IconPat Buick, Maxine Potter and Pearl Draper. Credit: Cynthia Kowald

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