From THE YORKSHIRE POST:
Yorkshire Terrier Mandy quietly sits in the pews during sermons and is a firm favourite among parishioners at St Anne-in-the-Grove church in Halifax.
Owners Jean and Vernon Merry unwittingly encouraged Mandy’s behaviour when they took her inside with them on a day when it was too hot to leave her in their car. That was 13 years ago when she was a pup and Mandy has not missed a service since.
The well-behaved pet quietly sits through prayers and readings then church-goers take turns to hold her as they file up to the altar to receive communion.
“She has never made a sound in all that time – never a single bark or whimper. I can simply describe her as the holiest dog in the Church of England,” said the vicar, Guy Jamieson.