A CHURCH went barking mad for pets on Sunday with a slightly unusual service.
St Mary's Church, in The Fairway, South Ruislip, held an animal service for all creatures great and small as part of its golden jubilee celebrations.
An array of pets, including a budgie, a tortoise, a fish, dogs and plenty of furry creatures were brought along to the service to be blessed by the Reverend Nicholas Wheeler.
Church warden, Sue Morris, said: "About 60 people and about 25 pets turned up, which was more than we expected considering we have never done this before.
"It went really well and we were delighted with the response."
The church is also holding a flower festival every day next week and a jubilee fair on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the church on Saturday.