Animal service at Halifax Minster

RSPCA Animal Blessing Service at Halifax Minster'Pictured are Vicky and Jackie Montague, Nicky Lyall and Julie Sinclar, with Ruby, Ben and Scooby
RSPCA Animal Blessing Service at Halifax Minster'Pictured are Vicky and Jackie Montague, Nicky Lyall and Julie Sinclar, with Ruby, Ben and Scooby

Halifax Minster welcomed worshippers - and their pets - for the annual animal blessing service.

Cats, dogs, and rabbits were among the congregation gathered in front of curate Matthew Hunter.

Animal orientated prayers were said and readers’ gave personal accounts of their pets.

Alex Darwell, deputy manager at the Halifax RSPCA, said animals from the centre were among those taken to the minster.

“It’s the seventh year we have done it and we get quite a good turnout,” she said.

“All the animals got blessed and it was nice to celebrate all creatures.”