All Saints Anglican Church, Anna Bay, Annual Blessing of the Animals

Rev Kesh blessing a snake at the Annual Blessing of the Animals.
Rev Kesh blessing a snake at the Annual Blessing of the Animals.

 

THE fifth annual Blessing of the Animals is taking place on Monday 2 October, 4pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 169 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay.

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Animal lovers and pet owners are invited to bring their pet to the church for a complimentary blessing by Pastor Kesh and his team.

All pets receive a pet blessing certificate and a short service will be followed by refreshments for our human friends.

Come and celebrate God’s goodness and creation, honouring the pets who enrich our lives with their affection and unconditional love.

Animal blessing ceremonies to honour our pets are often held near the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on 4 October.

St. Francis, born in the 12th century, is remembered for his love for animals and nature.

If you are unable to bring your pet, please bring a photograph or special memory item and receive a blessing.

This event is free, a photographer will be on hand to shoot individual portraits that will be available on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/allsaintsannabay.
If you love animals but don’t have one, this event is for you too, come and cuddle some dogs, hold some rabbits, and celebrate the wonderful gift of pets.

“Over the years we have given pet blessings to dogs, cats, fish, birds, snakes, spiders, rabbits, guinea pigs, stick insects, every pet or animal is welcome no matter how unusual,” Rev Kesh said.

“This event is growing in popularity, with people bringing their pets from all over the area.”

Rev Kesh told News Of The Area, “Our cats, dogs, reptiles, horses, fish and birds that grace our homes are among the things we care deeply about.”

Our hopes and dreams for a better world ought to be concerned for non-human creatures as well as our own kind.

Further information please telephone the Church Office on 4981 1839 or email [email protected]

 

By Mandy ELLIS

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