Churches across Scotland and worldwide will be marking Sanctuary Sunday on 25th June 2023. Sanctuary Sunday is an opportunity to express our prayers and solidarity, but also to raise awareness again of our Christian calling to welcome the stranger and do this openly and proudly.
Together with refugees, asylum seekers and local churches we have produced a worship resource for Sanctuary Sunday. It offers individuals and congregations a range of suggested material which can be used to develop worship for Sunday services. In it, you will find reflections on bible passages, sermon ideas, personal stories, all-ages activities and creative ideas to express lament and hope.
For more stories, song suggestions and prayers for Sanctuary Sunday please have a look at the Weekly Worship resource which we have produced together with the Church of Scotland.