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The Blessing of the chickens and Peter Rabbit

The Blessing of the chickens and Peter Rabbit

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;…and the fish of the sea will declare to you. In his hand is the life of every living thing….”

(Job 12: verse 7).

On Thursday the 1st of July we hosted a special service in the school grounds to officially welcome and bless our four chickens, Pecky, Dotty, Cleo and Rosie and Peter Rabbit. Rev Phe presided over the service which finished with her blessing the animals. We had also chosen Mr and Mrs Hickey and Mr and Mrs Kolendreu to be ‘Godparents’ as a recognition of the time and care these families invest in the welfare of our animals.

The weather was glorious and the sun shone throughout. We listened to the hymns ‘Morning has Broken’ and ‘All things Bright and Beautiful.’ Year 6 Faith Team read passages from the Bible, which are included below for you to read. Selected children from Year 1 and Year 5 spoke about how they care for the animals on a daily basis and shared with the school the prayers they had written especially for the occasion. This is the second outdoor service we have held and it has meant the whole school could come together and worship. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our outdoor worship this year and we hope to continue this into the next academic year.


O Lord, how manifold are your works!

In wisdom you have made them all;

The earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the sea, great and wide,

Creeping things innumerable are there,

Living things both small and great.

These all look to you

To give them their food in due season;

When you open your hand,

They are filled with good things.

When they send forth your spirit, they are created;

And you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever.

(Psalm 104)


“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them”.

(Matthew 6: 25 – 26)


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