Reverend Sharon Baird holidng Lulu and Mitsy . Blessing of pets will be held this weekend at The Glennie Chapel. October 2018
Reverend Sharon Baird holidng Lulu and Mitsy . Blessing of pets will be held this weekend at The Glennie Chapel. October 2018 Bev Lacey

Blessed are the pets, of all shapes and sizes

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LULU and Mitsy might already lead blessed lives, but come Sunday they'll be able to make it official, at the Blessing of the Pets Service at The Glennie School.

Reverend Sharon Baird will be blessing pets, great and small, in a relaxed worship service at Glennie on Sunday morning.

"All pets are welcome, big and small," Rev Baird said, adding that she couldn't guarantee she would touch animals like snakes, or fish.

"But we can bless the bowl of water ... We'll see what comes along. One of the girls has said she would like to bring her turtle, so that should be fun."

The service will take place at 10am out the front of the Glennie chapel, or on the blue undercover court if it's raining. Anyone connected with Glennie was welcome to attend, Rev Baird said.

"We've invited all the girls to bring their pets or a photo of their pet if they're not able to be transported, and particularly for our boarder girls, if their pets are at home, they can bring a photo for us to bless," she said.

The hope is to run the pet-friendly service every year, in conjunction with the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

St Francis was a known animal-lover and is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring a chair or picnic rug to sit on.



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