Harry - Our Easter donkey

Brown donkey standing in a field

A key part of the Easter story that we remember each Palm Sunday is Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. For us, this service is always markedly poignant thanks to the presence of one of the gorgeous rescued donkeys from The Flicka Foundation leading us in procession around the cathedral. For the past three years, the rescue centre has kindly brought a donkey to the cathedral to represent the one that carried Jesus. This year, the starring role goes to Harry, who was born sometime in the 1990s and was rescued, along with another donkey named Lettuce, after being left in a paddock in temperatures of -12 degrees with no shelter. Harry is very friendly and enjoys cuddles – but when he isn’t enjoying a fuss… he’s eating! Dean Roger said, “This will be Harry’s second Palm Sunday with us. We’re delighted he is joining us again this year and extend sincere thanks to the team at Flicka for making this possible. Don’t tell anybody but I’ve already started working on my plan to sneak a carrot or two into my cassock to treat him with after the service!” You can find out more about the fantastic work The Flicka Foundation does on their website: www.flickafoundation.org.uk, and you can find out times of the cathedral Palm Sunday service in the What's On section.