This Lent we are all invited to explore how we can live well with the mess of everyday life.
Dust and Glory encourages us to take a fresh look at the frustrations and failings that every day brings and, rather than pretending we can always avoid them, seek to learn from them and grow closer to God through them. There is a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a practical challenge, as well as a prayer linked to the week’s theme. Co-written by Bishop Emma Ineson and Abbie Martin, the booklet is designed to be used either in parallel with the Lent Book or independently. An accompanying children’s version is also available to help children and their families explore how we can live well together, offering a simple daily activity designed to explore the weekly themes. For more information please visit here.
Bishop's Lent Appeal 2023
Every year in Lent, Bishop Martin and Bishop Mike encourage us to reflect as well as to give.
This year the Bishop's Lent Appeal will be raising money for our link Diocese of Kagera in Tanzania. Throughout Lent you will be able to learn more about life in Kagera, to pray and to raise funds. Please click HERE for all the information you need, including fundraising ideas and how to donate.
The Archbishops Big Church Red for Lent 2023
'Failure' The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2023 - This Lent journey with Emma Ineson through her wonderfully humorous and encouraging book as Emma explores whether sin is an individual or corporate thing. Looking at the church, we consider, what is God’s purpose for it. And in light of key concerns such as safeguarding and racial justice, how might we re-examine concepts of success and recognize and measure failure? As the book draws to an end, we are reminded of our calling to live life to the full, to take risks despite our fears. We are bound sometimes to fail! Yet gazing at Jesus – who looked like the greatest failure of all – we may discern in the heartache, vulnerability, and humility of failure, the glory of the cross. Click Here to find out more.
'Godforsaken' by Archbishop Stephen Cottrell - In the Gospel of Mark’s account of the Passion narrative, Jesus calls out from the cross ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – the first line of Psalm 22. It’s an anguished expression – traditionally ascribed to King David – of defeat, failure, abandonment and despair. Join the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, as he ponders the significance of these words. What does it mean for Jesus to have quoted them, at the very end of his life? What do those words mean for us? This is a beautiful and compelling exploration of the dark, suffering side of the Passion – and how Jesus’ words lead us to the greatest hope of all. Click Here to find out more.
Living Faith Series
|Living Lent 1||A five session course for small groups looking at traditional themes of Lent|
|Living Lent 2 Who is this Jesus?||Daily reflections from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day|
|Living Lent with Mark||A six session course for use by individuals or groups reflecting on the Passion narrative in Mark's Gospel|
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