Churches share pancakes with community

Graeme Reid (Parish treasurer), Paul Reid, David McIlhagger, The Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth and Kim Mulligan (Principal of Ballyclare Primary School).
Graeme Reid (Parish treasurer), Paul Reid, David McIlhagger, The Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth and Kim Mulligan (Principal of Ballyclare Primary School).

Early on Shrove Tuesday, the folks from Christ Church, Ballynure, and St John’s, Ballyclare, braved the weather to serve up some delicious pancakes to the local community.

More than 200 pancakes were given away free-of-charge to people going to their work, children going to school and parents leaving them off.

The rector, the Rev Jonny Campbell-Smyth, said: “We could not have imagined the response, and my thanks go to all of our willing parishioners who have given up their time for this community outreach.

“Kids have been asking whether we can do this every morning, but they will have to wait. Our next community event is scheduled for Holy Week when we will give away Hot Cross buns on Good Friday!”