If you love your moggy, pooch, budgie or bunny, here’s an event especially for all of you.
There will be a special service for owners and pets at St Michael and All Angels Church, Glassenbury Drive on Sunday October 6 at 3pm.
This is a popular celebration at the church of all living creatures as well as the ones we care for - everyone is invited to bring pets along and to have them blessed. The half hour service will be warm and friendly and you do not have to have any previous experience of church to be sure of a warm welcome.
Refreshments will follow.
Father Stephen Huggins said: “This service is part of a movement within the Church to show care and respect for all Creation. It is held at this time of year to remember St Francis of Assisi who had much to teach the modern world about both the environment and all the creatures in it. When we last held this service in 2011 we had a really great time. Lots of people came with their pets which included lots of cats, many different sorts of dogs, as well as hamsters, guinea pigs and tortoises. We are hoping for a good variety of pets to come again to make it a really memorable occasion.”
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