Vicar rescues ewe stuck in pew at service
A vicar had to step in to rescue a member of his flock – when an overweight sheep got wedged between two church pews.
Reverend Richard Ward-Smith was giving a special blessing on Sunday for animals when the ewe tried to squeeze along a narrow aisle.
Members of the congregation tried to coax it out but when the sheep wouldn't budge he was forced to roll up the sleeves of his cassock and wrench it free. The woolly worshipper was eventually freed and Mr Ward-Smith was able to carry on blessing a procession of pets and farm animals, from dogs and kittens to rabbits and ponies.
The 12th century St James's Church in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, hosts the Blessing of All Your Pets service every year for local families.
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Mr Ward-Smith said the sheep was unharmed by her ordeal. He said: "She wouldn't go backwards and she wouldn't go forwards. In the end we just yanked her out. All the children and parents used this occasion to express their goodwill and show the love and care which they feel towards the animals that share their homes."