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The Annual Blessing of the Animals Service
October 1, 2014
We hope you can join us this Sunday at 1pm for the annual Blessing of the Animals service. All creatures great and small along with their human companions (of course) are welcome!
Help us celebrate World Animal Day this Sunday 5 October!
Join SPCA Auckland on the ‘Great Animal Walk’ – a unique march down Queen Street that this year also . It’s a wonderful opportunity for animal lovers and their pets to celebrate the important place animals have in our hearts.
This year SPCA Auckland is also participating in the Global March for World Animal Day. Auckland is among 119 locations around the world recognising and highlighting the many endangered animals on the planet who are suffering as result of human mistreatment.
Join us at Queen Elizabeth Square, next to Britomart, from 11.30am to hear speeches from prominent animal advocates. We commence the Great Animal Walk at 12.15pm.
Immediately following the Walk, the Blessing of the Animals service will be held at St Matthews-in-the-City church.
Each year SPCA Auckland celebrates the life of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, by providing a unique opportunity to have your animals blessed by the ministers at St Matthews-in-the-City. The service will commence at 1.00pm.
11.30am – Speeches begin 12.15am – Great Animal Walk up Queen St begins 1.00pm – arrival at St Matthews-in-the-city Church 2.30pm – event finish