Animal Welfare Sunday


About Animal Welfare Sunday


ASWA introduced and promotes a Sunday devoted to Animal Welfare which has been widely adopted. Animal Welfare Sunday is always the nearest Sunday to St Francistide (4th October).  In 2017, Animal Welfare Sunday is the 8th of October.


ASWA produce supporting resources to help those involved in services


Animal Welfare Sunday guide booklets are downloadable here:

Animal Welfare Sunday - Service Guide (PDF)

Animal Welfare Sunday - Information Booklet (PDF)

Animal Welfare Sunday material can also be sent in hard copy by post if you would prefer.


Our Pack for Animal Welfare Sunday

We have produced a guide pack which includes the Service Guide and General Information Booklet as well as summary documents on a range of animal welfare related topics.

The factsheets in the pack (listed below) are available individually for download or as a Factsheet Pack by clicking on the download text to the right of each item as follows:

- Why Animal Welfare Sunday? {Click here to download}

- Intensive Farming of Animals {Click here to download}

- Live Exports {Click here to download}

- Companion Animals {Click here to download}

- Animal in Laboratory Experiments {Click here to download}

- Endangered Species {Click here to download}

- Badger Cull {Click here to download}

- Factsheet (Useful Quotes & Prayers) {Click here to download}

- Factsheet (Additional Resources) {Click here to download}

- Factsheet (References) {Click here to download}

- Factsheet Pack (ALL OF THE ABOVE IN A SINGLE FILE) {Click here to download}


For Youth & Children

Animal Welfare Sunday - Kids Resource {Click here to download}

Animal Welfare Sunday - Kids Resource Images {Click here to download}

Animal Welfare Sunday - Kids Resource Quiz Answer Sheet {Click here to download}


To order for postal delivery in a presentation folder, Please contact the Secretary, P O Box 7193, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8GT or by email -


Our theme in 2013 was Endangered Species


A booklet is available for download - Endangered Species Sermon Resource (PDF) 


A children's booklet is also available - Endangered Species Junior Pack (PDF)

along with 

A youth booklet - Endangered Species Youth Pack (PDF)


To support the material, ASWA secured a number of images which, subject to overt accreditation (see text after image), may be used royalty free.  We would like to thank those who have contributed the images.  Click on the name of the animal to see and save the image.


Bumble Bee© Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Freshwater White-clawed Crayfish© Martin Pugh/Essex Wildlife Trust

Dartford Warbler© Jill Pakenham/British Trust for Ornithology see

Freshwater Pearl Mussel© The Ballinderry Rivers Trust see

Natterjack Toad© Danial Winchester/Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group 

Orangutan - © Ian Wood - The Orangutan Foundation 

Red Squirrel© David Sutherland - Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels see

Water Vole - © Andrew Burrows/Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust see


Animals in War

 2014 marked the centenary of the start of hostilities in World War I.  Our 'Animals in War' booklet is available for download or in hard copy from the ASWA Secretary


 Please contact the Secretary, P O Box 7193, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8GT or by email -