This hub page brings together all sorts of events, teaching materials, resources and campaigns going on this Lent 2019.
The CofE website now has a page telling the Easter story, with images, Bible passages and an explanation of some of the traditions Christians follow.
Visit the CofE Easter page →
With resources for church groups, schools and families – including notes and videos and much more! The Shapes for Living series is great for any time of year. The Bishop of Gloucester will also be leading a series of teaching sessions and discussions during the weeks leading up to Easter.
Read more about Shapes for Living →
Lent prayer card
The Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group have produced a simple prayer card that can be used for reflection during Lent.
Download the Lent prayer card here
Good Friday act of witness in the city centre
On Good Friday (30 March) Christians in Gloucester, led by congregation members of Gloucester Cathedral and City Churches will meet in Eastgate Street at 11am to share prayers, readings, poems and hymns to answer the often asked question “Why Jesus?” They will process through Westgate Street to the Cathedral where there will be hot cross buns and a chance to enjoy the new Cathedral grounds.
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National: Thy Kingdom Come
National: Love Life Live Lent
The Church of England Campaign Live Lent is back for 2019, with new resource, apps and regular content to lead you through Lent.
Read more and subscribe here
National: Give up slavery for Lent
The Church of England’s modern slavery project is asking us to give up slavery for Lent. Each week the project will introduce you to one industry that is touched by slavery. It will provide a story to read and a simple action to take in response.
Read more and sign up →
Tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties
Kate Bottley encourages us to help tackle food poverty by taking part in a Big Pancake Party to raise money for the Church Urban Fund’s Together Network.
Read more →
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