Pet blessing service is a hit

Blessing of the animals at Icklingham Church''Pictured: Rev. Dan Mullin blessing Tula the dog, held by Dawn Bailey
Blessing of the animals at Icklingham Church''Pictured: Rev. Dan Mullin blessing Tula the dog, held by Dawn Bailey

IT WAS a day for all things bright and beautiful on Sunday as scores of owners had their pets blessed in a special service.

Nearly 50 animal lovers were at All Saints’ Church, in Icklingham, to have their pets blessed.

The Rev Dan Mullin did the honours, giving dogs, cats and one chicken the holy seal of approval.

Maureen Ritchie, who organised the day, said she was thrilled with the turnout.

“We used to have these services when I was a child years ago and I wanted to bring it back,” she said.

The congregation sang, barked and clucked along to All Things Bright and Beautiful and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands as part of the service.