Animals including dogs and a tortoise called Arnie blessed in pet service at a Chorley church
It’s not every Sunday that dogs and tortoises can turn to up their local church for a blessing.
But that was certainly been the case at Chorley Methodist Church, which welcomed the pets of all its congregation members to its special pet service on Sunday (July 7). Reverend Gyula Fiak said: "There is a special bond between pet owners and their animals. All those pets are a blessing to us all. They know each other very well even though their communication is a very basic one – still, when they look into each others’ eyes then they understands each others’ feelings. With a service like this we want to express our gratitude to God for the blessings we have received through our pets and ask His blessings on them.”