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The Circle Of Life
The Pet Blessing Service has been a regular fixture of St Mary’s liturgical life for a while. It’s a lovely opportunity to “do something different” and include God’s creatures in our worship (for those of you who don’t feel comfortable with different – the 8 am service will follow our usual pattern).
If you feel your pet would not be comfortable at the event, please bring a photograph which can be blessed in the pet’s absence. After all, God is everywhere!
I know personally just how precious and special pets can be. In some ways I feel closer to my two pets (Minnie and Elliot) than I do most people. That, in part, is because I spend so much time with them. They are part of my everyday routines and share so much of my life. They are simply there, and enable me to de-stress just by their presence. They are also a great source of fun. This picture depicts Craig protecting Elliot from the over enthusiastic interactions of Minnie our dog! Lots of fun! READ MORE>>>