The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

St. George's, Bolton - Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals Planned at St. George’s Episcopal Church


Attention owners and companions of much-loved pets!  The Rev. Chris Rose will be blessing all animals who are brought to St. George’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Social distancing will be observed during the Blessing. The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place outside the church at 1150 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, Connecticut. In addition to the traditional types of pets (dogs, cats, gerbils, fish, turtles, birds, etc.), the more exotic type pets will be blessed. All animals are welcome and must be either in a cage or on a leash. Stuffed animals and photos of pets will be blessed, too! The blessing of the animals will be followed by a “Social Distancing Gathering,” and everyone is asked to wear a mask throughout the event. (A mask will be given to you, if you don’t have one.) “Animals play such an important part in our lives. We must always be aware of treating them in a humane way, encourage children to be kind to them, consider adopting from an animal shelter and speak out against animal abuse. This free event is open to everyone who would like to join in this joyous celebration of God’s creatures,” said event coordinator, Beth Michel. Further information is available at 860.643.9203 or e-mail