Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO


Each year, Awareness Sunday acts as a call to people of faith to make a fresh commitment to foster peace in our communities through education and building bridges with our neighbours.

This year, we shall be marking Awareness Sunday on Sunday 24th September. All are invited to mark Awareness Sunday according to their own traditions and beliefs, such as Awareness Friday or Awareness Shabbat.

Awareness Sunday Special Service

The Director and Trustees of the Awareness Foundation and the Revd Philippa Boardman MBE, Vicar of St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common, cordially invite you to attend the Service of Holy Communion for Awareness Sunday at St. Mary Magdalene Wandsworth Common 202 Trinity Rd, London SW17 7HP (Nearest stations: Wandsworth Common, Tooting Bec Buses: 219, 319, G1) at 10.00 am on 24th September 2017. Preacher: The Revd Nadim Nassar.


The Awareness Sunday Prayer

“Merciful and loving God, We come before You with humility and faith, confessing to you that we have failed to live in harmony and love. We come to You today to celebrate Awareness Sunday/Shabbat/Friday, recognising that You created us in Your image and You enriched us through our diversity. Help us, Lord, to overcome our inadequacies and empower us to love You and our neighbours as You would want us to do. Open our hearts and minds to your presence, and make us ambassadors for peace and reconciliation in our wounded world. Hear our prayers and send us out to be examples of mercy and service, united in You.


Awareness Sunday 2014

Since 2011, Awareness Sunday has been marked around the world. Here are some of the places that have marked Awareness Sunday:

  • The United Kingdom: including Basildon, Letchworth, Chester, Rugby and London [Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. George's Hanover Square, St. George's Bloomsbury, St. Marylebone Parish Church; Holy Cross King's Cross; St Paul's Knightsbridge; London Community Church ; St. Nicholas Deptford];
  • Europe [St. Gallen, Switzerland]
  • North America (United States and Canada)
  • The Middle East (Syria [National Evangelical Church, Lattakia], Jordan [Amman], Lebanon [National Evangelical Church and the Presbyterian Church, Beirut] and Palestine [Nablus]), 
  • Africa (Zambia and Zimbabwe), and 
  • Asia (Mongolia, Kowloon [All Saints Cathedral, West Kowloon] and Hong Kong).