Blessing services

Blessing for a Distressed Home

This service of blessing and exorcism was created in direct response to a request of a terrorised and frightened neighbour at Mfanefile, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. It has been used, with slight modifications, in other homes in Mfanefile, South Africa; Plumtree, Zimbabwe; and London, United Kingdom. Home dwellers consider their residence to be ‘haunted’ or […]

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Blessing of Gardens & Gardeners (Plough Sunday)

Bring your seeds, your trowels, your overalls! Welcome spring with an act of worship celebrating creation, life and growth. In British tradition, Plough (Plow) Sunday is held on the Sunday after Epiphany, the Sunday between 7-13 January.  Sometimes arriving in their farm carts or tractors, farmers bring a ploughshare (a section of the plough’s blade) […]

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Blessing the Animals, St Francis Day 4 Oct

Joy and a bit-of-chaos sum up a Blessing of the Animals service! Sometimes held outside, sometimes inside, with care and safety measures in place (e.g. animals kept on leash or in carrier) an animal blessing service can provide meaning and relevance for children and anyone with a pet.   Photos or soft toys (stuffed toy animals) may be brought […]

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Blessings with water

What gives us life? What sustains us? Using water as the focus, we gather and bless one another.     Worship Words resources for Blessing of water rituals:      

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