Leprosy Sunday

In Scotland we encourage churches across the country to hold a Leprosy Sunday during a service that suits them at any time of year. To help your church do so we produce a range or materials that vary year on year to meet the needs of churches who have used previous years packs and told us what they find particularly useful.

Leprosy Sunday 2021 On Video Give a Gift at Your Leprosy Sunday
About Leprosy Sunday 2020 Order Your Leprosy Sunday Materials

Leprosy Sunday 2021 on Video

The social distancing rules still in force to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic mean that churches are unable to meet in person to hold a Leprosy Sunday service as they might normally. And of course we can’t come and be with you.

To help your church hold it’s Leprosy Sunday service, even when in lockdown we have produced a full Leprosy Sunday service on video. You can watch this on your own or use it to fit in with however your church, or smaller groups within the church, are meeting online during lockdown. However you use it we pray that it is a blessing to you.

If any church wishes to use individual parts of the service within whatever structure you have set up during lock down, get in touch and we work out how best to serve you and to send you the relevant video files.

One of the parts of the service which we would especially encourage you to watch is Friday’s story

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Give a Gift at Your Leprosy Sunday

You can give a gift in response to what you have heard in a Leprosy Sunday service here. Or set up a Virtual Collection Box for your chole church to give to together.

The Leprosy Mission Scotland will collect your data to process your donation and personalise your supporter experience. You can contact us at any time to change your preferences. We promise never to pass your details on to another organisation for marketing purposes. Read our full privacy policy.

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About Leprosy Sunday 2021




Friday lost them all because of leprosy

Your Leprosy Sunday can make a safe home for people like Friday around the world.

When he was diagnosed with leprosy at just 11 years old, he was thrown out by his father.

Stigma and discrimination caused by superstition and fear can devastate the lives of people affected by leprosy.

Your church can help make “home” safe and dignified for people affected by leprosy by speaking out against prejudices and laws that discriminate against them.

Use the form below to request materials to hold your church’s Leprosy Sunday. (Some materials are available for you to download, please indicate of you are happy to download them and print locally as required or if you would like us to post everything out).

Materials available include

  • Leaflets
  • Gift Envelopes
  • Sermon Notes
  • Animated Film of Friday’s Story

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Order Your Church’s Leprosy Sunday 2021 Pack

(Please note that during the period of lockdown caused the Coronavirus pandemic we will not be posting out Leprosy Sunday materials. You can still complete the form to download any materials you are interested in)

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Did you know?

World Leprosy Day is the major date in the leprosy calendar. Every year on the last Sunday in January (in some countries this is extended to cover the whole of the last week in January) the whole world has a chance to stop and consider those people who are affected by leprosy around the world.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the many stories of hope, transformation and restoration that have been achieved as The Leprosy Mission, and many other organisations, take steps towards achieving our ultimate goal of making leprosy a thing of the past.

It is also an opportunity to grapple with the scale of the problem that still exists around the world.