#LiveLent resources

First published on: 1st March 2022

The national Church has released a wealth of resources for this year’s Live Lent theme ‘Embracing Justice’.

Printed resources

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lent Book Embracing Justice (SPCK) and daily reflections booklet for adults (CHP) have both been written by Isabelle Hamley. Each week follows 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.

Study support

There is free online support for groups studying the Archbishop of Canterbury’s book - including in-depth interviews with Dr Selina Stone, Bishop Michael Curry, Ruth Valerio and others exploring different aspects of justice.

The Big Church Read is also offering free downloadable discussion questions and short video introductions for each week from Isabelle Hamley.

Online and digital

Digital daily reflections: #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 via a free app for Apple and Android devices, free email reflections, and audio on the Church of England’s Smart speaker skills. The reflections run from Ash Wednesday, 2 March to Easter Day, 17 April.

Social media: daily reflections throughout Lent, and online national services exploring the themes of the daily reflections.

A Church Near You: churches can add services using Lent and Easter tags; Resource Hub features free customisable graphics, videos, hymns and images; and downloadable posters.

Children and youth

Live Lent for Kids: an accompanying child’s version of the Live Lent booklet is available which includes 40 actions for each day of Lent and one for Easter Day.

The Way UK: the Church of England is working with The Way, who create innovative faith-based video content by and for young people on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Their Lent and Easter content will include videos exploring work and money, prayer, and women in the story of Holy Week.

A Church Near You Youth: ACNY now has dedicated content for 11 to 18-year-olds. They can search on ACNY for events and places where they can meet other young people exploring their faith.

For more information on Live Lent and the resources available, visit the Church of England website.

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