World Leprosy Day

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.

In Scotland we encourage churches across the country to hold their World Leprosy Sunday during a service that suits them any time between January and April. 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.

World Leprosy Sunday 2020

Materials for World Leprosy Sunday 2020 are not available yet.

They will be available to download from here later in 2019

Did you know?

The focus of World Leprosy Sunday in 2019 was to Heal Nepal.

The Leprosy Mission in all the countries of the UK co-operated in a campaign  to transform the care available to people affected by leprosy in Nepal.

Thanks to matched funding from the UK government, the total amount raised was £4,154,781 which will make an enormous different to the leprosy programme in Nepal for years to come.