Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Pancake Races! VIDEO

This past Sunday St. Paul's Rochester hosted the running of the clerics! This is an annual pancake race in our diocese in preparation for shrove Tuesday and a Holy Lent.  Competitors raced around a gym while flipping a pancake in their frying pan.  Rev. Padraic Collins-Bohrer served as referee, and Rev. Catherine Tatem served some delicious gumbo after the races.  Donations from each competitor were awarded to the charity of the winning priest.  

Here's how the awards ended up:

  • Where Do I Go award went to Rev. Laurence Wainwright-Maks, Missioner to The Deaf and Chaplain: RIT/NTID
  • Sweetest Skillet Skillz award went to Rev. Rob Picken, St. Paul's Rochester
  • Most (Holy) Spirit was awarded to Rev. Catherine Tatem, St. Peter's Henrietta
  • Slowest Time award went to Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith, St. John's Honeoye Falls
  • Best Dressed went to Rev. Singh
  • Golden Holy Flip award went to the winner, The Very Rev. Andrew VanBuren, St. John's Clifton Springs

Andrew will be donating his winnings to the Clifton Springs Community Food Cupboard