Rector of Louth, Rev Nick Brown, invited Mayor Andrew Leonard along to the cobbles outside St James’ Church on a sunny Shrove Tuesday (February 17) to take part in a one-on-one pancake race.
A crowd of spectators gathered as the pair battled it out in a tightly fought contest, finishing almost neck and neck.
Rev Kate Toogood then took on Rev Christine Hawkins in a second pancake race, and spectators were welcomed to join in for the third and final race of the day before heading indoors for a hot drink and a bite to eat.
Later today, at 4pm, the Team Parish of Louth will be holding an evening prayer service at St Michael’s, followed by the opportunity for confession.
At 7.45pm, there will be ‘Prayer and Pint’, which includes compline in St James’ Church followed by discussion in the Wheatsheaf pub.
On Ash Wednesday (February 18) at 8.30am there will be Morning Prayer and Litany at St James’ (Chancel), and in the evening there will be a Sung Eucharist to mark the beginning of Lent. The event, which begins at 7.30pm in St James’ Church, will include the sharing in communion and ‘ashing’ with a sign of the cross for those who would like it.
• Visit www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk for more information.