All creatures great and small at Ely Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 10:12 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 02 October 2018

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

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A celebration of animals took place in Ely Cathedral with a host of pets and working animals who filled the aisles for the informal family service.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

There were dogs, cats and Marley the donkey from South Angle Farm in Soham.

The annual service is an opportunity to thanks the animals in our lives as well as raising money for Wood Green Animal Shelter, the Donkey Sanctuary, the K9 Project and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Ruby the therapy dog had come all the way from Northamptonshire with her owner Mr Brooks, to join the celebrations.

The event is a chance to say thank you to all creatures great and small and featured music by the Ely Cathedral Children’s Choir, The Ely Imps.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Thanks went to Rebecca Duckworth, director of The Ely Imps, Edmund Aldhouse, assistant organist, plus all of the animal charities and pet lovers from near and far who took part to enjoy the special afternoon.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike RousePet service at Ely Cathedral attracted animals of all shapes and sizes from across the region. PHOTOS: Mike Rouse

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