St. Cuthbert’s Annual Pet Service

4th Sunday in October

At a young Parishioners request, Fr Michael developed a Special Service after the 10am in October 2012 with a peaceful garden setting. Recognizing St Francis of Assisi – “Blessing of our Pets,” is now a regular event on the 4th Sunday in October, you can join Parishioners (outside) and bring your Pet for a Blessing and Certificate. Many cats and dogs, “Chops’ the Lamb features regularly and a few unusual pets have caught the Rector by surprise!

In 2017, the story of St Francis of Assisi featured in our evening Family Worship with games, a data projected Team Crossword puzzle and meal of Chicken and Salad with Sausages for those meat lovers….and appreciation to those wonderful cooks who supplied the delicious cakes and slices.

The Pets stayed at home this year, however Fr Alan Jarrad (Locum) was kind enough to led the Prayers for our beloved Pets:

Welcome Prayer All
Fr Alan Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us; for the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea; We thank you, Lord
Zoe For the richness of the mountains, plains and rivers; We thank you, Lord
Eliza For green fields and healthy crops; for the produce of the land and food on our tables We thank you, Lord
Tom For the human race; for peace in troubled areas; for health and safety of all nations We thank you, Lord
Eliza For the creatures that breathe, and move, and have life; for rich pastures and cleans seas and waterways We thank you, Lord
Ben For the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers and trees; and for the beauty of the earth We thank you, Lord
Zoe For the trust you have shown in giving into our care, our Pets; We thank you, Lord
Tom For pets we have loved that are no longer with us We thank you, Lord
Ben That each pet may be treasured with care We thank you, Lord
Fr Alan That we may love and honour all of your works, O God, that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation; We thank you, Lord