The Churches of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis for 2009 with Blessing of the Animals worship services taking place all over Vancouver’s lower mainland. If you don't see a listing for the Anglican church in your neighbourhood please access the "Find a church" button located on the right side of the homepage under quick links.

October 3rd, 2009
2pm – St. James, Downtown Eastside, Gore at Cordova. Dogs on leashes all other critters in cages please. Phone: 604.685.2532
3pm - St Alban's, Richmond, 7260 St. Albans Rd. Please bring a donation of Pet Food for our furry friends who are in need. Phone: 604.278.2770
4pm - The Church of the Epiphany, Surrey, 10553-148th Street, entrance from 105A Avenue. This Blessing will take place rain or shine with refreshments for pets and for people to follow. Phone: 604.588.4511

October 4th, 2009
10am - St. Martin's, North Vancouver, 195 East Windsor Rd, North Vancouver. Over the last few years we at St. Martin's have proclaimed God's blessing on many dogs, a couple of cats, some birds, several hamsters, two rats and eight worms. We give thanks for these animals that share our homes and lives and pray for God's grace as we care for them. Call 604.985.5919

10 am – St. Dunstan’s, Aldergrove, 3025 – 264th St. Bring your pet (any size or shape) for blessing. Weather permitting, we will conduct the blessings outdoors, so that we can accommodate larger pets. After the blessing, we will continue the service in the sanctuary, while our pets wait for us in the hall. So please bring a crate. Phone 604.856.5393
10am - St. Hilda's, Sechelt, 5838 Barnacle St. The Blessing will take place as part of the main Sunday morning worship. Pets should be secured by leash or in a crate or other secure enclosure. Phone: 604.885.5019

:30 am – St Paul’s West End, 1130 Jervis Street. Phone 604.685.6832

2 pm 
- Holy Trinity, Cathedral, New Westminster, 514 Carnarvon. With treats for pets and owners to follow. Phone: 604.521.2511

- All Saints, Ladner, 4755 Arthur Drive. Email for more information
2pm - St Laurence, Coquitlam. 825 St. Laurence St. A Blessing of the Animals service takes place at 2pm and will be followed by a “Fair” with focus on pet care and animal welfare. As well there will be information displays, a door prize, face painting and refreshments. Those attending are asked to please leash or cage their animals to keep them safe! 604.936.5423

4 pm - All Saints, Mission, 330077 Second Avenue, Mission. Phone 604.826.2814

4 pm - St Clement's 3400 Institution Way, North Vancouver. Call the Rev. Lynne McNaughton at 604.780.1420 or the church office at 604.988.4418

4 pm
- St. Edward's, Richmond, 10111 Bird Rd. Phone: 604.273.1335.

7 pm - St. Timothy's (7th annual) We ask that all animal companions be suitably leashed or caged. People may also bring a photo of their shy pet for a special prayer or write the name of their deceased companion on our memorial board. Water and snacks provided afterward. St. Timothy's is located at 4550 Kitchener (atWillingdon) in the Brentwood area of Burnaby, easy walking distance for those in North Burnaby.

 October 28th
7 pm - St. John's, Sardis,  46098 Higginson Rd. St. John's welcome all who would like to have their pet blessed. Phone: 604.858.2229