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Sunday 1 October 2023

6:30 PM | Companion Species Blessing Service

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Feast of St Francis)


Companion Species Blessing Service


Job 40.15-24; Matthew 6.25-34

Mass Details

On 1 October at 6.30pm, instead of our usual Choral Evensong and Benediction, we will have a special Companion Species Blessing Service. You are invited to bring your own companion animals or plants to be blessed. If your pet would not be able to handle such a service, please bring an item belonging to them to be blessed.

Our guest preacher will be Dr Bethany Sollereder, lecturer in science and religion at Edinburgh University. The service will be followed by refreshments for humans and nonhumans alike (cat and dog treats; please bring your own treats for other creatures).

Funds raised during the service will be donated to Scottish Therapets.

The service will also be live-streamed on YouTube (available via Online Resources).

Duration 45 minutes

How to find us


Old Saint Paul’s
63 Jeffrey St
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH United Kingdom
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0131 556 3332

Services during the week

Every weekdayMorning Prayer & Mass 8:00am

ThursdayJesus Prayer 5:00pm

Monday & FridayMass 12:20pm