No horses, please

Published January 1, 2012

St. James Westminster Anglican Church in London, Ont., has established a place of repose for deceased pets. The St. Francis Memorial Garden, named for the animal-loving medieval saint, receives the cremated remains of dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other small domestic animals, free of charge.People of any or no faith can bring in the ashes of their deceased pets for interment in sacred ground. Upon request, a parish clergy person will conduct a Liturgy for the Burial of a Pet; pastoral grief counselling is available as well. No memorial objects are allowed, however. For more information, call 519 432 1915 or email [email protected].


  • Diana Swift

    Diana Swift is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years’ experience in newspaper and magazine editing and production. In January 2011, she joined the Anglican Journal as a contributing editor.

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