Church to hold pet blessings

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NOAH’S ARK: Reverend Richard Pennington will hold a Blessing of the Pets service event in Myrtleford this Sunday and invites everyone to bring along their furry friend. PHOTO: Ashleigh Piles

ANIMAL lovers in the Alpine Shire are invited to bring their furry, feathery, scaly friends for a Blessing of the Animals event in Myrtleford this weekend.

The event is a celebration of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, but Alpine Anglican Parish Reverend Richard Pennington said the ceremony is open to all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation.

“Not at all so you don’t have to be Anglican or religious, you can just come and get your animal blessed,” he said.

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