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Lent 2018 begins on - Wednesday, February 14 and ends on Thursday, March 29 

We have gathered various resources for you to use in preparation and during the period of Lent.

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For Personal reflection:

  • Say it to God - Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2018
  • Dethroning Mammon: Making Money serve grace - Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2017
  • The Passion and The Cross: Daily Readings for Lent by Ronald Rolheiser 
  • God With Us: The Meaning of The Cross and Resurrection. Then and Now - Rowan Williams
  • Passion: How Christ's Final Day Changes your Every Day by Mike
  • The Lent Factor: Forty Companions for the Forty Days of Lent by Graham James
  • Down the U-Bend of Your Mind: A Look at Self-Examination by Kevin Barnard

For Teaching Others...

  • Season of Renewal: A Lent Course by Bill Goodman and Alison Morgan
  • Lent for Everyone by Tom Wright
  • Encountered: Meeting God in Ordinary Places. A Lent Course by Claire Benton-Evans
  • Lentwise: Spiritual Essentials for Real Life by Paula Gooder
  • Cheer Up, its Lent: A Lent Book for the Whole Family by Tony Castle
  • Lent for the Whole Church Community by Susan Sayers
  • Using Common Worship, Lent to Embertide
  • Godly Play – Jesus in the Wilderness
  • Weaving a Journey Through Lent; Complete Assemblies for Juniors
  • Creative ideas for Easter & Lent: 80 seasonal activities for use with children
  • Play and Pray Through Lent: A family Resource for 5-7s
  • No Organist? No Problem! Lent, Holy Week and Easter: CD 75 hymn and worship accompaniments for the most important Christian season

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Other Lent Resources and Events

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Lent Course 2018  For 2018 CTBI have partnered with Hope for its Lent course which is based on the book 40 Stories of Hope. There are weekly downloads for individual reflection and group discussion, plus for those who prefer daily study during Lent, the 40 Stories of Hope book.

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Church Urban Fund - Big Pancake Party 2018 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.

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40 Acts by Stewardship

40 days, 40 reflections, 40 challenges to make a difference

Join forces with a global, generous community of over one hundred thousand people who have completed the 40acts challenge during Lent.

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Books for Lent - Church House Bookshop A selection of recommended books

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#LiveLent2018 from the Church of England

#LiveLent - Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six-week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness. For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives.

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All We Can - Methodist Relief and Development

This Lent, engage your church and community with this Keep it Simple resources. Inspiring them to explore the pleasure of living simply while joining in solidarity with their global neighbours. Use the Keep it simple service, children and young people sessions during Lent (or at any time of the year). It could also run in conjunction with the 40-day booklet of reflections, prayers and activities for individuals and groups.

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Christian Aid - Count your Blessings

Order copies of the Christian Aid Count Your Blessings Lent calendar for adults or children.

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Embrace The Middle East

Lent Study Guide: Making all things new. 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.

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USPG Lent Resources

Lent Study Course 2018: All Things Are Possible. The USPG Lent course for 2018 looks at how Anglican Churches around the world are supporting global development. Entitled All Things Are Possible, the course has a focus on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replaced the Millennium Development Goals.

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Beauchief Abbey Lent Lectures 2018 A series of five lectures on The Forgiveness of Sins. Lectures will be given in Beauchief Abbey at 7 p.m. by Revd Professor J. W. Rogerson

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'Broken' - CofE Birmingham A six-week study course for Lent based on the BBC drama series of the same name

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Lent & Easter with Michael Mayne

A new series from Canterbury Press, edited by leading scholar of Michael Mayne, Joel Huffstetler, offers previously-unpublished seasonal material.

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Free downloadable resources for the period of Lent and many other areas of Bible study and Christian Life.

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