St Peter’s Church held their annual Service of Thanksgiving for Pets and Animals on Sunday 7th October. The service began outside with the blessing of some larger animals including Rosie the Guernsey cow and Ronaldo the trainee carriage horse. The procession inside included dogs, hamsters, Chicky the chicken and various other pets. Shepherd Dave Scott led both his dogs and pet sheep Persil around the church followed by Darren Betts with Katie the pony. The service was relayed outside the church by loudspeaker for those remaining with their larger animals. The hymns, prayers and readings all had an animal theme including those written and performed especially for the day by Sark School children.
Photos by Sue Daly, clockwise from top left …
Pets & parishioner arrive
John & Darren with Coco & Katie
Ronaldo is blessed by Gill
Gill blesses Rosie
Shepherd Dave with Persil