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Donkey makes his debut at a Palm Sunday service at Dersingham



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Many attended Palm Sunday last weekend, but for St Nicholas Church in Dersingham, they invited a special guest to attend.

A donkey named Pebbles made its debut last Sunday appearing at a Palm Sunday service at Dersingham’s church.

Rev Mark Capron, who led the service, held on to pebbles as he led the service for members of the church.

Pebbles the donkey was let into church by Rev Mark Capron. (55991225)
Pebbles the donkey was let into church by Rev Mark Capron. (55991225)

Donkeys are significant in the story of Palm Sunday, so it is not unusual for Pebbles to be the one who attended.

Jesus Christ was seen riding on a donkey called Lokael when going back to Jerusalem.

Kings were associated with horses, showing that Jesus Christ’s choice of using a donkey was to enter with peace.

This nature of the donkey described resembled that of Pebbles, as Neil Adams, a reader at the church, said: “He was absolutely perfect, he caused no problems at all.”

Pebbles started his journey from Great Bircham, and was taken to St Nicholas Court, where children and families gathered to feed him carrots and meet him before the service.

Donkey makes debut at Dersingham Church (56070461)
Donkey makes debut at Dersingham Church (56070461)

He then made his way to the church, with many following behind him.

Donkey makes debut at Dersingham Church (56070246)
Donkey makes debut at Dersingham Church (56070246)

This was the first time in years that a donkey had been to a Palm Sunday service, as Mr Adams said: “It could happen again, it is not ruled out. Pebbles was a huge hit with everyone, hopefully we get to see him at a service again."



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