Let’s say thanks for our pets

ALL creatures great and small will be more than just a line in the hymn book at a special church service on Sunday.

St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, is inviting pet owners and animal lovers to attend its second annual pet blessing service at 3pm - and well behaved pets are welcome to join them.

Rev Nancy White said: “Our pets are a very special part of our families and our lives so we should give thanks for them.

“During the service we will be giving thanks for the joy our pets give us and saying a special blessing for them.

“We will also have a section for remembering those pets that have died in the last year and giving thanks for their lives.

“Last year we had a great time at this service, and the animals got on really well together.”

Local charities that work with animals are also being invited to attend the service and take a collection for their work.

If your charity would like to attend, contact Rev White on 01706 812007 for more information.