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Yum, yum! One young man gets stuck into his pancake in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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Flip, flip, hooray! Brian Wray enters into the spirit of things at St Mary's Church.

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The pancake giveaway proved a huge success in St Mary's Church.

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 Some of the people who enjoyed free pancakes, tea and coffee in St Mary's Church.

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The North Transept of the church was very busy when the pancakes, tea and coffee were served.

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One young lady enjoyed taking part in the pancake giveaway.

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HUNGRY visitors to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, enjoyed more than 200 FREE pancakes, tea and coffee on Shrove Tuesday morning (February 13th).

The generous gesture was the church's gift to the community to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. It was good to see the North Transept full of people who had come along to enjoy the pancakes, which came with a selection of sweet fillings, and to look around the recently refurbished church building.

Many thanks to Morrisons for their generous donation towards the cost of the pancakes, to Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group members Florence Kitching and Lizzie Brooks who came along on the day and helped serve pancakes, to the hard-working band of other volunteers who helped during the morning and to everyone else who came along and supported the event. To find out more about the Melton Mowbray Team Parish Youth Group click here.

Karen Balding, one of the organisers, said: "It was a very successful and enjoyable morning thanks to a hard-working and enthusiastic team of helpers. Many thanks to them, and to the people who came along to support us and enjoy a free pancake."


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Above and below: A tasty treat for all those who came along to St Mary's Church on Shrove Tuesday.

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Above and below: Some of the people who took advantage of the free pancake giveaway in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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Pantastic effort! Karen Balding, Brenda Rous, Marilyn Wray and Lizzie Brooks prepare to serve up pancakes in St Mary's Church.

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The scene in the North Transept of the church when the pancakes were being served.

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Karen Balding, Florence Kitching and Lizzie Brooks start to prepare the pancakes.

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Above and below: The tasty treats went down well in St Mary's Church.

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Tony Rous prepares another tasty pancake.

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Some of the people who took advantage of the free pancake giveaway.

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And after tasty pancakes what better than a tasty cake!


Phil Balding, 13/02/2018

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