The Sunday Sermon: In praise of All Creatures

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle blesses a beloved pet Sit! Loving and losing a pet Brandie had nine precious lives and she used up every one of them. She was not a cat. Brandie was a little wire-haired terrier who came into my life ten years ago. She had lived with a friend of mine … READ MORE…

Blessing of the animals!

It was quite a day on Sunday, with the annual blessing of the animals, and lots of new friends visiting St Paul’s with their pets. We had dogs, and cats, a tortoise, rats, and at least one hamster. Didn’t see any birds this year; did you? The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle began his sermon by … READ MORE…

Blessing of the animals

Newcomers to St Paul’s must have been surprised on Sunday when they found the pews filled not only with people, but with pets! Other churches may welcome the animals to the outside, but not many actually bring them in to the church itself. But we do! Lots of dogs, from Great Dane down to the … READ MORE…

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