Lent 2021

Welcome to our Lent page. This will give you the opportunity to discover what opportunities there are for prayer and reflection as we journey through this holy season.

An introduction to Lent can be found here from the Church of England’s Common Worship Times and Seasons (worship resources) book.

Children and families

There are resources for families and children here and here

Spiritual Reading

The Diocese of Blackburn has produced a Lent Devotional Book which can be downloaded here

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2021: Living His Story.
This is is a devotional book that explores evangelism as a way of sharing God’s love with people.
You can read more and order it here

Another Lent book is Thy Will be Done by Stephen Cherry. “At a time of change, uncertainty and widespread anxiety, we need to discover again the freshness of our most familiar spiritual resources. Stephen Cherry’s Lent Book does exactly this by inviting the reader to immerse themselves in the most central, important and iconic of Christian prayers – the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father”. You can read more and order it here

Discussion Group

There is a weekly Lent Course – Looking Out In Lent – available as a weekly video of a talk and also the opportunity to join zoom discussion groups. More details are here. At St. Laurence’s we are each watching the weekly talk in our own time and then joining a Study Group at 6pm on Sunday evenings. For joining details, please email bible@stlaurencechorley.co.uk

Prayer and Worship

Although we are currently closed for in-person worship we produce an Online Eucharist each Sunday at 10am on our YouTube channel. This is shared to our Facebook page also.

There are daily prayer resources from the Church of England here.

Celtic Daily prayer (from the Northumbria Community) is available here.

A version of the Stations of the Cross is available here. You may wish to create your own version of Stations of the Cross using something in your home and/or garden, and by writing your own reflections for each station. 

Art and Music

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. “Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art”

Some contemporary music for Lent can be found here.

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