Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday/ASH WEDNESDAY.

Shrove Tuesday Is the day before Ash Wednesday . It marks the end of Epiphany and the start of the Lenten season.

The traditional fare is pancakes as it allowed the mediaeval households to use up any milk, eggs before lent season of fasting began.

At. St. Barts we host a pancake supper.

The day following Ash Wednesday, observed in the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches with the ritual placement of ashes in the sign of the cross on the forehead, symbolising the atonement of sins. In earlier times ashes were used,hence the name.

Ash Wednesday is the first day in Lent, over the next 40 days is the Season of Lent as we prepare for Passion Sunday, Holy week and Easter a major liturgical observance.