Lent 2022

Life Together 2022 logoLent (March 2 to April 14) offers an opportunity for individuals and worshipping communities to discover new depths to prayer and spiritual growth, as we live LIFE Together.

 

#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.


Everyday faith

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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:

Shapes for Living lent course 2022Shapes for Living: online resources

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 LentReflections 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

Visit Reflections for Daily Prayer

 

Cover of the Fruitfulness on the frontline booksFruitfulness on the Front Line

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

 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

Lent bookBishop 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 →

Living his story book coverLiving His Story

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

The Revd Julie Nelson in front of a yellow background, smiling for the camera‘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.

#Live Lent Care for God's Creation, a 40 day challengeSaying Yes to life, by Dr Ruth Valerio

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.

Click here to buy the book and find supporting materials.

 

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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.

Visit the Operation Noah website for more details.

 

 

 


Further resources

Thy Kingdom Come 2022Thy 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 →

Pilgrim wayThe Pilgrim Way

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 →

Pilgrim Journeys

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 cardLent 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

 

Poems and Reflections for Lent and Easter by Fr Richard Nesbitt and 15 voices from the Holy Land

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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