#LiveLent: Embracing Justice
This is the Church of England’s theme for Lent 2022. Both the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lent Book, Embracing Justice (SPCK), and the daily reflections booklet for adults (CHP) have been written by Isabelle Hamley. Each week we follow a different thread through the many stories of justice in the Bible to explore how God works with humanity to bring justice, wholeness and salvation to all. #LiveLent: Embracing Justice will offer a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a prayer, as well as a practical challenge linked to the week’s theme. The child’s version will also be available to help children and their families explore how we can live well together.
With versions designed for both adults and families, our #LiveLent reflection booklets help to explore how we can embrace justice, as individuals and as churches.
— The Church of England (@churchofengland) February 8, 2022
Personal Shapes for Living
Personal Shapes for Living, using key subjects from the Lent course, offers individual Christians, however young or old, a chance to explore the shape of their life by chatting to another person. Contact Ruth Cameron to get started:
A free 5-week Lent course to help you find balance in your life. ‘Life in all its fullness’ is the gift God wants for all of us, but if we are to live that calling well, we will need to find a sustainable, nurturing shape for our own lives, so easily over-busy with stressful and overwhelming demands.
Visit the Shapes for Living page
Reflections for Daily Prayer
The official daily Bible notes from the Church of England, are designed to enrich your daily prayer and enhance your spiritual journey day by day throughout the year.
On Monday to Saturday each week, Reflections provides:
- An inspiring reflection on one of the Bible readings for the day
- Full lectionary details for Morning Prayer
- A Collect for the day
This eight-session course helps us to see how God might have been working in and through us on our frontlines and imagine what more God might want to do there. Brimming with real-life stories, biblical insight, and practical steps, these resources will spark your imagination and enrich your sense of wonder at the greatness and grace of the God who invites us to join his glorious work. Resources are available on the LICC website.
Loved and Liked: six-session course
Loved and Liked – the six-session course offers then chance to explore how we are all uniquely made and that God actually loves and likes us. It looks at questions of identity, calling and service, and includes amazing true stories of local people.
Using easily downloadable videos and materials the course is freely available via: www.lovedandliked.life
Bishop Rachel’s book, Encounters: Jesus, connection and story: past, present and future
A good read for Lent 2022 ~ “Bishop Rachel’s book reminds us that the tangle and connectedness of human lives cannot be broken, and God’s relationship with us knows no limits or barriers … even in these toughest of times.”
~ Archbishop Justin WelbyFurther information →
Hannah Steele’s 2021 Lent book uncovers liberating and practical ways of sharing the Gospel story afresh. This book was used for the Big Lent Read in 2021.
Visit the spck website for more details
Combatting environmental destruction
‘Plenty!’ – Joy in Enough Lent Course
A six-week online course exploring Christian responses to sustainability, consumerism and the environmental crisis. Do you want to have a better understanding of the economic drivers of the climate and environmental emergency? Are you wondering what actions you could take to make a difference? Wednesdays in Lent, starting 9 March 2022
Spaces are limited: click here for further information and booking
Download the resource for use in your own church.
This book was originally published as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book of 2020, focused on the environment and the impact that these issues are having on millions around the world. Voices from around the world are heard throughout.
Tenants of the King
Tenants of the King by Operation Noah is a Bible-based resource in four parts to help you consider what the Bible has to say about today’s climate crisis.
📣 We're proud to announce our new resource for Lent 2022… #ChildrenInTheShadows.
A five-week resource to help explore the realities of child exploitation and encourage people make an effective response.
— Clewer Initiative (@theclewer) February 9, 2022
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is an annual call to prayer for people all around the world.
Thy Kingdom Come 2022: 26 May – 5 June 2022 →
Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert enter into a short conversation sparked by each of the sections outlined in The Church of England booklet The Pilgrim Way: The Apostles’ Creed; the Lord’s Prayer; the Commandments; and the Beatitudes.
The Pilgrim Way series and booklet →
A series of booklets which can be followed during Lent. Written by Bishop Steven Croft, each booklet offers 40 short daily Bible reflections, prayers, and suggestions for how you might respond to Jesus’ teachings in your own life.
Visit the Pilgrim Journeys webpage →
Lent prayer card
The Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group have produced a simple prayer card that can be used for reflection during Lent.
For more prayer resources, visit the Prayer page →
Download the Lent prayer card here
The book uses poems, reflections and real-life stories to draw you deeper into the world of the Bible and help you to gain a new understanding of the familiar words. Funds raised from this prayer resource will be used in the charitable activities of Friends of the Holy Land and so help embattled Christian communities in the Holy Land.
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- A letter to the Diocese from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (17.3.20)
- Lent Prayer card
- A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert regarding COVID-19
- Bishop Rachel says Synod debate was excellent
- Maundy Thursday 2018: Clergy and lay ministers come together to renew vows
- Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day sermon 2017
- Meeting at the Cross with Bishop Rachel, postponed
- Bishop Rachel Maundy Thursday sermon, 2017
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- Archbishops call for Church of England to become radically different
- Winchcombe carol concert raises funds for Children’s Society
- Good Friday act of witness in the city centre
- Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day sermon, 2019
- Good Friday: join us for a reading of The Passion
- Struggle and hope – Bishop Rachel’s Holy Week, 2019
- Kate Bottley is joining churches to tackle food poverty with Pancake Parties
- A letter to the clergy from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
- #GiveUpSlavery this Lent