LiveLent 2021

#LiveLent 2021 church resources: God’s Story, Our Story

The Church of England's Lent resources theme for 2021, building on the success of recent years, is entitled #LiveLent: God's Story, Our Story.  It is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story.

From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April), there will six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of England’s National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection will include a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week will have a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.  

The daily reflections will be made available through a booklet that will be available to buy from Church House Publishing, as well as a free app, emails, audio and through the Church of England’s social media accounts. Webinars will be offered early in 2021 to help churches plan how to make best use of the range of resources and content for both individuals and groups.  

Visit this page to sign up to our reflection emails.

‘Run with Joy’ Exploring Benedictine Wisdom for Contemporary Living

Online with St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Explore key themes in the Rule of Benedict and spiritual practices that help you deepen your life of faith, in community with others. The course is prayerful, participatory and practical, encouraging attention to your rhythm of life and development of a rule of life. It is offered as a resource for church leaders, groups and parishes in the Diocese who would like to strengthen their life of faith and community.  Course leaders include -Canon Jutta Brueck (With Community & St Thomas Pilgrim Community), Canon Michael Robinson and Canon Matthew Vernon.

Three courses will run on Zoom: Tuesdays (from 23 Feb) 7.15-9pm and Thursdays (from 18 Feb) in Lent from 4pm – 5.30pm and 7.15-9 pm

If you have any questions please email  Booking links at  Please book early as spaces are limited.

40 Days of Kindness

This Lent, join people all over Suffolk in simple acts of community kindness from phone trees to thank you surprises and help with practical issues which arise for people under Covid Restrictions:  So much has been cancelled… but in Suffolk love has not been cancelled.  For support in your local acts of kindness go to www.light-wave/lent

Labours of Love

This is a flexible downloadable resource for running a Lent course locally.   It is designed to support small groups who want to reach out with kindness and partnership in their local community and is ideal to include people exploring faith.  The bible-based discussions are fun and help participants to make the link between practical service in their community and living faith.  Supported by St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Lightwave Community, this course also draws on ancient Benedictine wisdom on how prayer and work are important in forming a Christian rhythm of life.  Download and enjoy at

Living Faith in Suffolk Basics Course

Through Lent Bishop Mike and Barbara Hill (Deputy Warden of Readers) will lead this online course for people who are involved in, or considering, any kind of ministry, whether local (e.g. Lay Elder ministry) or national (e.g. Reader ministry or ordination), as well as those interested in looking more deeply at expressing their faith.  The course consists of five sessions: Being Disciples : Being Called : Working Together : Sustaining Ministry : What now?

Dates: Tuesday evenings 7.00pm-9.00pm on 23 February, 2 March, 9 March, 16 March and 23 March.  Visit Eventbrite for more information to and sign up to attend the whole course.

InHarmony Resources

The InHarmony team will produce a music resource package for Lent and Easter including a virtual Ash Wednesday service to start the season, and some special items for Holy Week.  Further updates will be announced soon on their website


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

For more infomration about these courses please email Ruth Dennigan our Discipleship and Ministry Development Officer.


Further information

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