Bless­ings for pets at spe­cial ser­vice

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

Pets will be blessed by a min­is­ter at an Aberdeen church this week­end.

A spe­cial ser­vice is be­ing held to­mor­row at Queen’s Cross Church, in ad­vance of the Feast of St Fran­cis, which is cel­e­brated every year on Oc­to­ber 4.

Fran­cis of As­sisi is the pa­tron saint of an­i­mals and the en­vi­ron­ment, and it is tra­di­tional for churches to hold cer­e­monies bless­ing an­i­mals to com­mem­o­rate his work.

Rev­erend Scott Rennie said: “It’s an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to bring their pets along for a bless­ing and to cel­e­brate the role that they play in each of our lives.

“I’ve had a taran­tula be­fore, some­one brought a gold­fish in a bowl, and chin­chillas are ac­tu­ally pretty com­mon. It’s def­i­nitely not re­stricted to just cats and dogs.”

The ser­vice will be held at Queen’s Cross Church on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, from 2.30pm.

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