Animals blessed

Two jungle nymphs and a pair of Madagascan hissing cockroaches have been blessed after representing DZC at an animal service at Worcester Cathedral.

And they, alongside our Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, even starred on BBC Songs of Praise yesterday as part of a special feature led by Reverend Kate Bottley.

Jack and our small critters were invited to join the cathedral’s congregation and their pets as part of special service designed to celebrate and give thanks for the way animals can enhance our lives.
Jack said: “The Service of Blessing for Animals at Worcester Cathedral was a spectacular and surreal experience. I was happy to attend and draw attention to some of our smaller creatures that are often overlooked.
“Often seen as creepy and slimy, it’s the many millions of bug species we share our planet with that keep our planet’s ecosystems healthy.”
See if you can spot Jack and our critters by catching up with the programme HERE.