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Lent Reflection - Alan Bartlett
Each Sunday in Lent we are sharing a short reflection written by leading Christian authors. This week's is by writer and Clergy Development Advisor Alan Bartlett.
5th March

March 5th, 2018 - Posted & Written by The Editor

When is Good Friday 2018?
This year Good Friday falls on the 30th March. It’s the day that commemorates Christ’s crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. “Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place...
28th February

February 28th, 2018 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

How long is Lent?
Lent begins on Wednesday and Easter Sunday is the 1st April this year. That’s 6 weeks and 4 days.
9th February

February 9th, 2018 - Posted & Written by Laura White

3 Things to take up in Lent
Lent starts in a week’s time, and for many this is an opportunity to give up something: chocolate, fizzy drinks, Facebook. Over the years I’ve given up Diet Coke and Facebook (my phone broke on the first day so I had no form of contact at all for a few days, I’m sure there...
7th February

February 7th, 2018 - Posted & Written by Laura White

When is Palm Sunday?
Every year I find myself in the position of having to perform an internet search for when the shifting dates of Easter have moved to now. Unlike Christmas, which is easy, I never know where these Easter dates are going to land.  Jesus’ beginning, fixed in time, occurs on the same ...
1st February

February 1st, 2018 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

When is Lent this year?
When is Lent this year? Lent is a period when Christians prepare themselves for Easter by setting aside time to pray and focus on Christ’s life and death. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending 40 days later, many people use Lent as a time to give up vices in their own lives. Often cho...
4th January

January 4th, 2018 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Easter Reflection: Tom Wright
Easter Sunday reflection from Lent for Everyone: Matthew by Tom Wright
16th April

April 16th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Lent Reflection - Week 3: Amy Boucher Pye
The Glories of Lent – Really! by Amy Boucher Pye Growing up in a liturgical tradition, I have always known Lent as a time of preparing for Easter. My understanding as a child might not have gone much further than knowing we didn’t eat fish on Fridays and that the adults would gi...
19th March

March 19th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

How to Enrich Your Faith Before Easter
Early in my life in the UK, as a transplanted American, I remarked to a visiting friend why I hadn’t given up anything for Lent, saying, “All of life feels like Lent.” I was finding the massive changes in my life daunting and was feeling the loss of my family, friends, work...
22nd February

February 22nd, 2017 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Dethroning Mammon Review
Chosen as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book for 2017, Dethroning Mammon is Eden's Book of the Month for January.
27th January

January 27th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

What Should I Read During Lent?
This year Lent begins on the 1st of March. But don’t worry about forgetting it, because in the run up to Lent the conversations you hear will sound strikingly familiar: ‘What I’m giving up for Lent this year is…’ Chocolate, Social Media, and Alcohol are the top...
6th January

January 6th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Is Lent Relevant or an Outdated Tradition?
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Theology student Grace Baxter looks at the history of Lent and what value it offers for the Church in the 21st century.
15th March

March 15th, 2012 - Posted & Written by The Editor

Living on a prayer: Curate moves in to Church
A curate has spent a week living in her church, to raise money for a project in Gambia.
9th March

March 9th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

The (not so) old perspex cross
A Brighton- based Christian arts group are using a large perspex box in the shape of a cross, to help people think differently about the season of Lent, and what it means.
6th March

March 6th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Riyaza Rodriguez

Archdiocese of Glasgow uses Facebook for Lent
The archdiocese of Glasgow is using social networking sites to share inspirational 'thoughts of the day' to help believers through the holy season of Lent.
28th February

February 28th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Riyaza Rodriguez

No Meat Please, We're Christians
A Lent campaign to encourage Christians to give up eating meat for 40 days has been given some heavy weight backing, with four bishops pledging to become temporary vegetarians.
10th February

February 10th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Tom Wright Backs Christian Aid Lent App
Best-selling author, theologian, and former Bishop of Durham Tom Wright has given his backing to the latest hi-tech initiative from Christian Aid.
2nd February

February 2nd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

Liverpool Picked For Evangelism Pilot
The Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool has been picked as one of a handful of locations, for a pilot evangelisation scheme.
30th January

January 30th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

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