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Shrovetide church service details

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

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SHROVETIDE officials have announced details of this year’s Blessing of the Balls ceremony.

The new tradition, which is now held annually at St Oswald’s Church, will this year be held on Sunday, March 2.

The service, at 2pm, is intended to bring together Shrovetide players and spectators to bless the two Shrovetide leathers before the game begins on the following Tuesday and Wednesday and everyone is welcome to attend.

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