Lent Resources 2018

Resources, appeals and events in Lent

Bishop John's Lent Appeal

This year, Bishop John has used his Lent message to launch an appeal for Berega Hospital in Morogoro to mark the 10th anniversary of his enthronement as Bishop of Worcester.

There are two ways to contribute to this appeal:

Donations can be made online at: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/berega-hospital/456151.

Cheques made payable to Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd and clearly marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Appeal’ should be sent to: Doug Chaplin, Mission Development Officer at the Diocesan Office. Download Gift-Aid declaration form.

Live Lent

Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six-week discipleship journey through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness to the Christian faith.

For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day there is a short Bible reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through your life.

Live Lent: Let Your Light Shine is written in association with Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Order your copy.

Plastics Free Lent

Church Care has produced a Lent Plastics Challenge to complete during Lent.

Reflections for Lent

Reflections for Lent is designed to enhance your spiritual journey through the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (14 February - 31 March 2018). Covering Monday to Saturday each week, it offers reflections on readings from the Common Worship Lectionary, written by some of today's leading spiritual and theological writers. Each day includes: * Full lectionary details for Morning Prayer * A reflection on one of the Bible readings * A Collect for the day This volume offers daily material for 14 February to 31 March 2018, taken from the Reflections for Daily Prayer 2017/18 annual edition. It is ideal for individuals and groups seeking Lectionary-based reflections for use during Lent and Holy Week, or for anyone wishing to try Reflections for Daily Prayer before committing to a year's worth of material. It also features a simple form of morning and night prayer and a guide to keeping a good Lent.

Order your copy from Church House Publishing.

The Big Pancake Party 2018

All across this country there are families who struggle to put food on the table; children are going to school hungry and parents are skipping meals so that their kids can eat an evening meal.

We want to continue our work to stop this and so we’re calling on churches, schools, families, and individuals throughout England to stand up to food poverty – and have some fun in the process!

On Shrove Tuesday (13th Feb), join the Big Pancake Party and raise money for the Together Network so that no one has to go hungry this spring.

Find out more...

Embrace resources for Lent 2018

The six-session guide revisits beloved Bible passages and brings to life God’s passion for bringing about new beginnings. Each session also includes prayers, a ‘fresh look’ reflection and simple practical actions you can take to help change the lives of the vulnerable in the Middle East.

And you will find stories told by Embrace’s Christian partners in the Middle East who are working to make things new in powerfully redemptive ways. Find out more...

Lent 2018 Bible Reflections: Giving Thanks

This Lent, find out about how God has been at work in Send a Cow, from its small beginnings, here in the UK 30 years ago, to its current work with the marginalised in rural Africa. Be inspired as to how God can use each of us and equip us for his calling; and reflect on what God has to say to you today through his word.

Use our Lent Bible reflections individually or as part of a group and contemplate the questions provided. Download the presentation to give some background to Send a Cow’s work and inspire your congregation or group to think about the difference you can make to the lives of people in Africa.

Download your free Lent resources now. Discover the uplifting story of Send a Cow and find out how your church group can get involved. 

WaterAid Lent Appeal: Jars of Change

At this time of year, many Christians are considering what to give up for Lent. But imagine having to give up school, and your hopes for the future.

Urusa at tap stand - wateraidThis is the reality for many children around the world who don’t have clean water or toilets at school. But with the help of churches across the UK, it could soon change. By giving something up this Lent, your congregation can help make sure that Urusa (pictured) and children like her don’t have to give up on the life they dream of.

Request your pack today.

The Leprosy Mission

Every two minutes someone hears the devastating news that they have leprosy – a curable yet stigmatising disease. Following Jesus’ example The Leprosy Mission works around the world to help cure and restore the lives of leprosy-affected people. During lent 2018, please pray for the work of the Mission and for leprosy-affected people in Niger. Download prayers for lent.

World Leprosy Sunday 2018

From 1st January to 30th April 2018, churches across the country are holding their own World Leprosy Sunday. You can select the resources you need to help your day be as successful as possible.