The Annual Blessing of Animals


 This picture appeared on the front cover of the Port Phillip and Glen Eira editions of the Leader Newspaper. Further pictures can be found in the section "Photos of St James the Great".

Bring along your animals, whether they have fur, scales, feathers or gills!
Come along for the Annual Blessing of Animals service followed by a street procession for all attendees.

Afterwards there is a pet nursery, light refreshments, sausage sizzle (vegetarian options) and homemade goodies for sale.
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St. James the Great in the Leader Newspaper

The parish was telephoned by the Port Phillip Leader about a photo shoot and article about the Annual Blessing of Animals on the 6th of October. It is good that Lorraine Hawkes, who retires after 20 years as convener of this important parish event, was able to be part of this photograph. In the photograph also is Michelle Dryden, representing NEW BEGINNINGS who will be participating at the Blessing. New Beginnings finds homes for unwanted pets.