The Anglican society for the welfare of animals



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ASWA Remembrance
Sunday 2024

Sunday 10th November
Animals War Memorial

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Annual Service for Animal Welfare Sunday

Our annual service this year on Animal Welfare Sunday (6th October) will take place at Bridlington Priory Church, YO16 7BN by kind permission of the Rector- Revd Neil Bowler who will be preaching. Bridlington Priory is one of our Animal Friendly churches.

All welcome – do come and join us.


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ASWA Remembrance Service for Animals in War

Come and join us on Remembrance Sunday – 10th November at 3.00pm at the Animals War Memorial in London to remember the animals who served and continue to serve in times of conflict. This is an outdoor service with hymns and prayers and the opportunity to lay wreaths.

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Bible Study suitable for small groups or individuals

The late Revd Hugh Broadbent was a longstanding ASWA Committee member and retired parish priest. He made this short study film entitled ‘The Two Gardeners’ shortly before his death. It is a Bible study about caring for God’s creation, with questions for individuals or groups.

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ASWA Annual Service

A family friendly service for Animal Welfare Sunday with Blessing of animals included. Please bring your companion animals along. Animal Welfare Sunday this year is on Sunday 6th October 2024. Location for our Annual Service on this date to be announced.

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First and foremost ASWA people care about animals and their welfare. There are so many animals exploited for human advantage and often subject to appalling cruelty. We are a Christian organisation born of the Anglican Church but welcoming all denominations who share our compassion for animals.

This site is a focal point for ASWA where we will keep you up to date with current campaigns, useful references, resources, news and events. We hope you are inspired by the message we promote. We believe animals are sentient beings created and valued by God. They deserve our compassion. We view our work as being in line with the fifth mark of mission of the Anglican Church which states ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth’. We encourage you to get involved in any way you can. Thank you.