What is Lent all about?
A time to reflect, and journey with Jesus through the wilderness, through his suffering and death to new life. Find out more from the link above.
What do people do in Lent?
Traditionally people give something up - to identify with Jesus fasting in the wilderness for 40 days. You could give up one meal a day (if safe for your health & well-being), but most people just give up something that they specially like eg chocolate, cakes, fizzy drinks or alcohol. Or it could be something like giving up watching TV, or a particular programme on TV or your computer/phone. The idea is to use the time more constructively to connect with God & think about what really matters.
You could take up something up instead of giving up!
It's a time to MAKE more time to spend with Jesus
There are many ways you could do this but here are some more ideas:
A prayer time each day where you prayerfully fill in a sheet marking the days. You could colour, draw or write words.
Click the picture below for more details and templates
We recommend everyone to get a free copy of this booklet.
Short inspiring readings for each day.
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The CofE is also producing daily reflections online & in booklet form. Click below for LiveLent
marks the beginning of Lent. This is a time of thinking about Jesus' time in the wilderness, and his getting ready for Easter. Traditionally last year's palm crosses are burnt and the ashes used to mark crosses on each person's forehead. This year we held a zoom service, including this short reflection and prayer >>>>