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The Great Minster Pancake Toss

How many times can you toss a pancake in 30 seconds?!


Everyone was disappointed this year when Wimborne Minster had to cancel the annual pancake race due to Covid 19.


Although a physical race cannot take place, Wimborne Minster invites you to test your tossing skills, by filming yourself tossing a pancake for 30 seconds and posting it to Facebook between Monday 15th and Friday 19th February.


Tag in “@WimborneBID”, and use #MinsterPancakes to be entered into a prize draw.

The virtual competition is being organised and sponsored by Wimborne BID on behalf of the Minster Church. Chairman of Wimborne BID, Martin Pate, said “The pancake race is a huge part of the town and something that brings the whole community together. We didn’t want to lose that.”


Rector of the Minster, the Revd Canon Andrew Rowland, said, “In twenty years of running around the Minster the best I have ever managed was second! Here’s a golden opportunity for every armchair sportsperson to put flour and water together and flip into history.”


Anthony Oliver, the Minsters Press Officer who normally organises the annual race together with a small committee said, “he was delighted that Wimborne BID had come to the rescue so that the race, revived in 1998, can be held albeit in a different format in this its twenty fourth year.”


There are three categories for the prize draw: Under 16s, over 16s and businesses. Prizes will be donated from local businesses, Wimborne Minster Town Council and Wimborne BID.

To enter simply record yourself or someone in your household or bubble tossing a pancake for thirty seconds.


Post the video to Facebook, making sure that the post is marked public so that we can view it.


To enter the prize draw you must tag in @wimbornebBID and use the hashtag #MinsterPancakes.


The Great Minster Pancake Toss
The Great Minster Pancake Toss


Photo credit: Dave Hoare

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