Special Events

In addition to our regular weekly activities during term time, we often organise special events to take place both at the Chaplaincy and on the wider campus...see below for details of forthcoming items.


Star Party Saturday 4th January 2020 at the Chaplaincy 2pm to 4pm

Join us to celebrate at the end of Christmas...

Register at bit.ly/4thjanstarparty or more information from Ros on rfh7@le.ac.uk


Chaplaincy End of Year Barbeque

Was held on Thursday 30th May 2019 between 5.30pm and 7pm




Pancake Day 2019!

Pancake races were run at 12 noon on 5th March in Centenary Square (followed by Pancakes at the Chaplaincy - see facebook for photos


1) Which of these names is not a name for Pancake Day?

a) Mardi Gras                  b) Shrove Tuesday

c) Martedi Grasso            d) Candlemas

Answer: Candlemas (which is celebrated on 2nd February to remember Jesus being presented in the temple)

2) Carnival is celebrated in many Latin countries. The name means:

a) ‘Farewell to meat’             b) ‘Party time’             c) ‘Half-day holiday’

Answer: a) from the Latin 'carne vale'


3) The most famous pancake race is held in Olney, Buckinghamshire. In which year did this tradition begin?

a) 1066                                     b) 1445                        c) 1802

Answer: 1445


4) Why are  pancakes traditionally made on Shrove Tuesday?

a) They are flat, so they prepare the stomach for the fasting of Lent

b) To use up all the rich tasty food before Lent, when many people eat less

c) There is an excess of eggs and milk at this time of year

Answer: b)


5) Lent is the season leading up to Easter, when Christians traditionally prepare themselves spiritually for their biggest festival. Why does it last 40 days?

a) Jesus spent 40 days in the desert fasting and praying

b) There are 40 different prayers to say, one for each day

c) Jesus said ‘Repent’ (say sorry) 40 times in the Bible

Answer: a)


6) What is the record for most tosses of a pancake in 1 minute?

a) 40      b) 80        c) 140

Answer: c) by Australian chef Brad Jolly in 2012 - closely followed by someone with 119 at the Chaplaincy today!!


7) What’s your favourite pancake topping?

a) Lemon juice and sugar

b) Chocolate spread

c) Jam

Answer: whichever is right for you!

All these toppings  will be available with free pancakes at the Chaplaincy after the races on 5th March!

Leave your quiz answers at the Chaplaincy by 2pm on 5th March for the chance to win a prize:     Name……………………………………………………………………………...(please add contact details if you can’t be there at 2pm)

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