All creatures great and small welcome at Southery church pet service

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery ANL-160307-194117009
Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery ANL-160307-194117009

St Mary’s Church in Southery welcomed even their parishioners with four paws at the weekend for a special fundraising service and flower festival.

With a theme of all creatures great and small, the flower festival saw displays including a fish pond, Africa’s Big Five and one filled with polar bears and arctic foxes by the village primary school.

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery
Judith Lagg and Rev Joan Horan ANL-160307-194044009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery Judith Lagg and Rev Joan Horan ANL-160307-194044009

Churchwarden Judith Lagg said: “On the Sunday around 20 animals came along for the pet service, we had tortoises, ferrets and dogs and they were all very well-behaved. The vicar blessed them all.”

The weekend’s event raised £600 for the church, which organisers plan to use to redecorate the inside of the building.

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery
Elizabeth Sutcliff ANL-160307-194033009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery Elizabeth Sutcliff ANL-160307-194033009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery
Rev Joan Horan ANL-160307-193734009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery Rev Joan Horan ANL-160307-193734009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery ANL-160307-194055009

Pet service coinciding with flower festival on theme of All Creatures Great and Small, St Mary's Church, Southery ANL-160307-194055009