Blessing of the Animals

10387396_765624463501299_6832620748646677898_nSt Stephen’s has a long tradition of offering a blessing to animals and their owners in the community on the Sunday nearest St Francis Day (October 5) at 1pm. ¬†The Hambone Kelly Band accompanies the service, which is held outside if possible, and indoors if necessary. ¬†Refreshments for all creatures large and small are provided.