PICTURES: Pet blessing ceremony at Inverness Cathedral
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A moving service to bless pets was held in Inverness Cathedral.
Led by church deacon the Rev Katrina O’Neill and the Rev Ellis Charman, pet owners from across the city joined in prayer.
Rev O’Neill said: “The pet service is always an enjoyable service.
“Due to the current situation of Covid-19, things were slightly different than we have had in the past.”
She explained that due to coronavirus restrictions, animals were unable to be blessed individually. She said: “Rev Ellie Charman, who came along to assist at the service and do the blessings of the pets this year, gave the blessing from in front of the altar and the list of names was read out. We also had a time of remembrance for those pets that have died. A candle was lit next to a statue of St Francis, the patron saint of animals and names were read out.
“We were delighted to welcome the dogs and their owners, along with representatives of animal charities. We thank everyone who came along.”
A collection raised £85 for the charity Pets as Therapy.