On Saturday spiritual healers turned their attention towards beloved family pets. The North Oxford Christian Spiritualist Healing Church has run spiritual and holistic healing for a number of years but this year the session was opened up to pets.
The idea is credited to Oxford Brookes University tutor Humphrey Truswell. He told Oxford press, “Healing works for human beings, so I thought we could try it with animals.”
Families and pet lovers travelled for miles to attend the event. Lynwood and Lorraine Hagin travelled over 240 miles so that their dog Elbie could benefit from the healing. Elbie suffers from suspected mouth cancer.
Mrs Hagin said: “It was well worth the trip and hopefully it will have an impact on Elbie. It certainly had an impact on me – I found it very moving.
“We wanted to try every avenue we could to help him.”
It is reported that nearly two dozen pets received treatment in the church.
“We were pleasantly surprised by how many people came,” said healer Jane Blain.
Mrs Blain made the local news earlier this year when she launched a range of knitted jumpers for ex-battery chickens.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think? Is it good and appropriate for the church to open its doors in this way?