The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

22 September to 31 October: 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life Leeds – 22 September to 31 October 2021

40 Days for Life is a worldwide campaign of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil outside abortion facilities and community outreach. The last sign of hope and first sign of mercy for those attending facilities, clients and staff.

Since 2007, 40 Days for Life campaigns have resulted in more than 19,000 babies and their mothers being saved from the tragedy of abortion and many others have been helped on the journey of reconciliation and healing following their abortion.

40 Days in Leeds has taken place every year since 2013, except for last year. This year it will run from 22 September to 31 October. There will be a peaceful prayer vigil from 7am to 7pm every day for 40 days on the pavement outside MSI, 45 Barrack Road, Leeds, LS7 4AB

Volunteers are required to adhere to a statement of peace, agreeing to be law abiding, peaceful, showing compassion and reflecting Christ’s love to all. You are invited to join us in prayer and fasting and you are also invited to join us outside MSI Leeds for one or more of the four hundred and eighty hours of the vigil.

Please consider making a personal commitment to pray and fast and even to join us on the pavement. If you are nervous come at a weekend when the facility is closed and join one or more of our volunteers in prayer.

Pope Francis has said, ‘I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting, and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.’

To get involved contact Chris Redding 07815 681343 email,

Further information at


Or come along to the Cast the Vision Information and Inspiration evening with speaker Robert Colquhoun (Director, International Campaigns)
Wednesday 15th September, 7pm-8pm
St Paul’s Church Hall, Buck Stone Crescent, Leeds LS17 5ES

Two testimonies from 40 Days for Life Leeds:

  • Man stopped just before 7am to say he was a taxi driver in 2013 with a woman passenger passing by Marie Stopes (now MSI). She had pointed out that it was an abortion centre. She had been going to have an abortion there once but saw people praying outside and changed her mind. She said she loved her baby.
  • Woman spoke to volunteer. Regrets abortion since becoming a Christian and is struggling. Had come to Marie Stopes to see if she could get pictures of her baby back. Said if we had been here would not have had the abortion.