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ONE A PENNY, TWO A PENNY, HOT CROSS BUNS... ARE THE BEST

posted 7 Apr 2020, 12:29 by Church Office   [ updated 7 Apr 2020, 12:30 ]

Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday and the bun tells the story of the crucifixion.


The round bun represents the stone rolled in front of the tomb;

The currants represent Christ’ wounds, so a theologically correct Hot Cross Bun would only have 5 currants … so I prefer a theologically incorrect ones.

The spices represent the embalming of the body; and

The cross represents, well... the cross.

 

Any old how, whatever the symbolism, they taste delicious!  Each year we open the church for a workshop on Good Friday during which we communally make Hot Cross Buns (it’s not very hygienic but it’s fun).

 

As we can no longer open the church we are inviting you to make Hot Cross Buns at home following Mother Ruth’s most excellent instructions in the video .  Do send a picture of you eating your bun, email vicar@holyspirit-clapham.org.uk or post it on our Facebook Page @CHSClapham