Ashbourne Baptist Church


One Rule: Do Not Kill Your Opponent

The Shrovetide Souvenir Postcards Collection

and on the back of the postcard...

Ashbourne Royal
Shrovetide Football:

  • It happens in an ordinary market town
  • interrupts mundane life
  • a unique event
  • usually it finishes in the darkness.
  • at last there is victory!
  • It’s remembered once a year
  • It unites the whole community
  • And breathes life into the town
  • The centre of Ashbourne’s history
  • A life-changing experience.

47 days after Shrove Tuesday, it is Easter:

  • It happened in an ordinary market town,
  • interrupting its mundane life,
  • a unique event occurred as Jesus died.
  • It finished in the darkness at the cross.
  • Finally there was victory! When he rose from the dead
  • We remember it once a year,
  • Its impact unites whole communities,
  • And its truth breathes life into many towns.
  • It is the centre of the World’s history
  • And will be a life-changing experience for you

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
— Jesus (John 10:10)

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You are very welcome to come along to Ashbourne Baptist Church to find out more, or to ask questions.
We meet at 10.25am and 5.55pm every Sunday, at the Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne (at the entrance to Sainsbury's car park).