Mansfield church continues Easter tradition of giving hot cross buns

Members of Mansfield Old Meeting House Unitarian Church collected eight dozen hot cross buns from Morrisons in Mansfield Woodhouse and donated them to the Trussell Trust Foodbank at Turner Hall.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:48 pm

The church has distributed hot cross buns in Mansfield on Good Friday since the 1890s, following the wishes of Mary Mallatratt, whose will left money for the distribution of buns on that day to the poor children of the town.

Traditionally the distribution has taken place from the Old Meeting House premises and in the surrounding streets of Mansfield town centre.

Chapel chairman Paul Frost, who delivered the buns with Amanda Hamilton, said: “We are very happy that we could continue the charitable tradition of offering Hot Cross Buns at Easter in the current difficult circumstances.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Chapel chairman Paul Frost collects eight dozen hot cross buns from Morrisons in Mansfield Woodhouse.

"We would like to thank Morrisons at Mansfield Woodhouse for their generosity and also thank the Trussell Trust Foodbank for all the valuable work that they do.”

Editor’s message: In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Ashley Booker, editor.