It’s Ash Wednesday tomorrow – the beginning of Lent. Traditionally we find things to give up during Lent. According to the Independent, an online survey shows that more than one in five British adults is planning to do something for Lent.
If you want to do a little more this year than just give something up and want to use the time positively, there are a wealth of initiatives you might be interested in. I haven’t time to do anything more than list them here, but maybe there’s something for you?
The Carbon Fast provides daily actions and prayers for Lent to help you protect poor people from the changing climate and care for God’s good creation.
Lent is an opportunity to still our minds and focus our thoughts on those less fortunate than ourselves. Count Your Blessings is a daily calendar which takes you through Lent using thought-provoking reflections and engaging actions that will encourage and challenge you, not only in your own life but in praying for those living in poverty around the world.
Are you giving up something for Lent? Do Lent generously! 40 days, 40 reflections, 40 simple acts. Join us and create a movement of generosity this Lent.
Love Life Live Lent book and booklets contain over 40 simple things to do during Lent: one action for each day. These actions help us to transform our world – locally, nationally and globally.
Through the weeks of Lent we are called to live lives of prayer and action.
The Big Read – Tom Wright’s Lent for Everyone
Something that we will be doing together on Tuesday evenings at Church Night during Lent (and starting tonight!) will be joining in with #bigread12 (part of the #BigBible Project). We will be making use of Tom Wright’s Lent for Everyone: Mark. To find out more, make sure you come along this evening!