Never work with animals or children is a famous quote, but at St Mary’s Church in Haverhill they do things differently.
On Sunday, October 11 at 11am everyone is invited to go to St Mary’s this year’s Pet Service.
The service has become an annual event, this being the seventh, and was started by a previous Curate, Rev Janice Ward.
The Mission Captain Andrew Payne and the ministry team have continued the service which should last about 90 minutes and will include songs, a short interactive fun quiz and the blessing of animals.
All creatures great and small are invited – and asked to bring their human carers.
More information can be obtained from the church or just turn up on the day.
St Mary’s also has various groups and services for children, which includes a weekly Baby and Toddler Group and Messy Church monthly (ELEVENSES).Previous years people have brought chickens, rats, goldfish, sheep and a horse as well as the usual cats, dogs and hamsters. So far no animal has been eaten.