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Lent Courses and Resources 2021

A list of courses and approaches – please use whichever seems to be the most helpful for you.

  • Posted On: 08/02/2021 - 28/03/2021

Our Reader, Mike Evershed is working on a 3 session Lent Course, on the first three Tuesdays in Lent – 23 February, 2 March and 9 March, based on the Book of Joel -

When Nature Bites: God in a Coronavirus World

Contact Mike to sign up for the course and to get the online links and more information: or phone 01748 884926

Suggested Reading - not essential but you may find these books and bible passages helpful even if you cannot join us for the course - all three are short reads:

Scientific Perspective "Where is God in a Coronavirus World?" Professor John C Lennox: 43 pages

Anglican Perspective: "God and the Pandemic" N T Wright: 88 Pages: 

Biblical Perspective: The Book of Joel (3 Chapters): Written in the aftermath of an unprecedented plague of locusts and in the face of growing political instability,

Copies of the two books and a bible if you need one are available for loan - ring 01748 884926 and we'll post them to you.


Leeds Diocese Lent Course - Living a Rhythm of Life

Details at: Rhythm of Life - Lent Course 2021 Tickets, Wed 24 Feb 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

This online course begins on the 24th of February and consists of 6 weekly sessions throughout the season of Lent. Course dates: Sessions run 7.30pm - 9.00pm on Wednesdays 24th Feb, 03 March, 10 March, 17 March, 24 March, 31 March

This course can serve as a stepping stone for further engagement with the Rhythm of Life material. There will be six sessions via Zoom, with online materials and discussion/reflection questions.

Sessions will provide an opportunity to engage with the seven Rhythm of Life areas for deepening commitment to: praying, reflecting, encouraging, sharing, resting, celebrating, creating.


The Bible Society - ‘The Lent Encounter’.

This is a free 40-day journey to help you connect more with the Bible and the life of Jesus. Sign up and you’ll receive one email every day during Lent. These will include Bible verses, beautiful and inspiring images (created especially for you to save as your device screensaver), video reflections and practical challenges. 

The Lent Encounter follows the narrative of Andrew Ollerton's new book 'The Bible, a story that makes sense of life'.

More information at this link The Lent Encounter - Bible Society


The Church of England - ‘Live Lent: God’s Story, Our Story’;

#LiveLent: God's story, Our 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 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.

#LiveLent 2021 church resources: God’s Story, Our Story | The Church of England


Churches Together in Britain and Ireland Lent Course:

The Poet's Gospel

Lent study 2021 – The Poet’s Gospel (