Animals attend church

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 July 2017

Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea. Pets invited to the service.

Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea. Pets invited to the service.

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Furry, feathered and scaly friends crawled and slithered into a church in Nailsea.

Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea. Pets invited to the service.Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea. Pets invited to the service.

Holy Trinity Church invited members of the congregation to take along their pets and toy animals to a service.

The place of worship was filled with dogs, tortoises, chinchillas and cuddly bears as families celebrated the gift of animals.

Leader of the service, Rev James E Pennington, said: “From dogs to tortoises to chinchillas and even a few toy animals, everyone gathered to hear how God made amazing animals for us all to enjoy and look after, and even sometimes could teach us a thing or two about how amazing God is.

“Animals play such a big part in our lives, it’s good to give thanks for them. This really is a service for all the family.”

Annie Spears with her chinchilla Salt.Annie Spears with her chinchilla Salt.

The four-legged creatures were well behaved and sat quietly with their owners in the church.


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