Lenten resources

There is a 4RIVERS CHURCHES Lent course running during Lent.

The course will be based on the materials from the Church of England’s Book Living in Love and Faith, which sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.

The course being following is contained in the following booklet: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/books/9780715111703/living-in-love-and-faith-the-course

The complete document on which the course material will be based can be found at: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith/living-love-and-faith-book

Please contact Vickie Melling at office@4rivers.church or on 01584 881 086 if you’d like to join the Lent course.

Here below are some sources of Lent materials you might find helpful.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback please get in touch using the information on our Contact page.

The Jesus Tree.   Rev Julia Quinn has produced a visual and reflective Lent journey based around The Jesus Tree and John’s Gospel.   Click here to take a look.

There are also downloadable booklets, each one containing the materials for ten days.   These booklets are also suitable to distribute to those without Internet access.   Click on the following links for each one: Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4.

Facebook users can Follow the journey on her dedicated Lent Jesus Tree Facebook page.

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has produced a set of materials entitled Pilgrim Pathways suitable for children at KS1, KS2 and KS3 (age approximately 5 to 13 years).

Pilgrim Pathways takes young people on a pilgrimage journey through Lent and looks at six different items that are important on a walking pilgrimage.   These can help when facing challenges in personal life journeys and are also designed to encourage reflection and practical actions that can support wellbeing.

For more information click here.

An online Lent retreat, produced by the Jesuits, called Knowing Jesus, is available here.   There are daily prayers, readings, reflections and music.   There are also groups to join, and the BBC Radio 4 daily service will take up the themes.

If you like Lego then try the Lent Lego Challenge to explore some of the key events of Holy Week with daily builds and short reflections.   Find out more on their Facebook page.

The Church of England’s theme for Lent this year is #LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story.   It is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele.   Click here to find out more.

The Church of England also has online services throughout Lent – you can find them by clicking here.

DailyHope is a free national telephone line, offering music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England, all at the end of the phone.   Call – free – 0800 804 8044.