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26th Jun, 2022

Frying pans at the ready as pancake race returns to Cathedral

Rob George 28th Feb, 2022

CATHEDRAL chiefs will again do battle with their frying plans as the landmark’s annual Pancake Race returns for the first time since the pandemic began.

The entertaining way to mark Shrove Tuesday (tomorrow) takes place over an obstacle course and takes place around the Cathedral’s medieval cloisters.

The teams are made up of the two sides of the Cathedral Choir; Cantoris is led by the Precentor, and Decani is led by the Dean.

There are a range of obstacles to contend with, all whilst dressed in cassocks and flipping real pancakes along the way.

The teams, each made up of choristers and Cathedral staff, race around the cloisters to see who can complete the course in the fastest time, without dropping the pancake!

Students from King’s St Albans line the cloisters to cheer them on.

Team Cantoris is the reigning champion, with Decani hoping to even things up this year.

Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson, said: “We’re so glad to be able to celebrate Shrove Tuesday with our annual pancake race this year.

“It was very disappointing to miss last year’s race, due to the lockdown, so it is wonderful to back out in our teams once again racing around the cloister to see who will be crowned the champions of 2022!”

Visit www.worcestercathedral.co.uk for more.

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