PICTURES: Pancake Day races take over Congresbury church

PUBLISHED: 13:12 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:12 14 February 2018

The races included flipping pancakes, placing them on your head and running towards the finishing line. Picture: Mark Atherton

The races included flipping pancakes, placing them on your head and running towards the finishing line. Picture: Mark Atherton

Mark Atherton

Happy faces and delicious treats were a match made in heaven on Pancake Day.

Pancake races were held in Congresbury on Tuesday. Picture: Mark AthertonPancake races were held in Congresbury on Tuesday. Picture: Mark Atherton

Hundreds of people across North Somerset tucked into their pancakes on Tuesday for the annual Christian holiday.

Lemon and sugar drowned the simple yet yummy dessert dishes while others had a bit more fun with their pancakes.

Congresbury villagers held races at St Andrew’s Church, off Station Road, to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

The event saw people flipping pancakes and racing towards the finish line.

Youngsters enjoying their pancakes. Picture: Mark AthertonYoungsters enjoying their pancakes. Picture: Mark Atherton

Shrove Tuesday marks the day before the start of Lent where people fast and give up luxuries for 40 days and 40 nights.

The event traditionally sees people use up foods which they cannot eat over Lent.

St Andrews Church, pancake races. Tom O'Dowd and Sonya Stocker serving up some edible pancakes.St Andrews Church, pancake races. Tom O'Dowd and Sonya Stocker serving up some edible pancakes.

St Andrews Church, pancake races. Rev Matt Thompson gets pancaked.St Andrews Church, pancake races. Rev Matt Thompson gets pancaked.

St Andrews Church, pancake races.St Andrews Church, pancake races.

St Andrews Church, pancake races.St Andrews Church, pancake races.

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