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grant remission of a sin to

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Strange how no similar tradition started in the next village where the woman was still in the shower when she heard the Shriving Bell and ran to church stark naked clutching her loofah.
Legend has it that these races began when a woman who was cooking pancakes heard the shriving bell calling her to confession.
It was there in 1455 that a housewife was making pancakes before Lent when she realised she was late for the Shriving Service at church and ran off still clutching her frying pan.
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving (confessing) that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent began.