PICTURE SPECIAL- 'Flipping' fantastic day at Worcester's pancake race - The Worcester Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL- 'Flipping' fantastic day at Worcester's pancake race

Worcester Editorial 14th Feb, 2024   0

IT WAS ‘flipping’ fantastic in the cloisters of Worcester Cathedral as choristers and clergy took on the legendary annual pancake race last week.

With Shrove Tuesday falling during half term, the choristers donned their cassocks, grabbed their frying pans and headed to the medieval cloisters last Friday (February 9).

The relay race over an obstacle course, takes place around the cloisters, between two teams made up of the two sides of the Cathedral Choir; Cantoris, lead by the Precentor, and Decani, by the Dean.

There are a range of obstacles to contend with, all whilst dressed in cassocks and flipping 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.

And the victorious team this year is… Team Cantoris! It was a sweet victory for the Precentor’s team, coming back to defend their title.


The Precentor, Canon John Paul Hoskins, said: “It was an honour to be on the winning team for the second year. Decani put up a good fight, but there can only be one winner on the day. Well done, to all involved!”

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