Last updated 24th January 2019
The Diocese has launched a new 'Generosity, Gift and Grace' video-based course. The course has been developed by the Making Disciples team at the Diocesan Offices.
The course was launched at the Clergy Study Days, taking place across January and February 2019.
It is ideal for the Lent period and the videos are also available on YouTube. Visit this page of our website for more information and the links you need.
Alternatively, for a Lent course, you may want to utilise the resources from our 'Being Witnesses' five week course, prepared in time for Lent last year.
They are still very relevant to our work for Vision 2026 Healthy Churches Transforming Communities. Find the resources on our website.
'Lent with New Daylight' from the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) offers eight full weeks of readings, reflections and discussion starters for individuals and groups in time for Lent 2019.
Attractively priced, with discounts for bulk orders, this innovative Lent edition of BRF’s popular Bible reading notes features the work of four highly respected writers: Margaret Silf, Liz Hoare, Michael Mitton and Naomi Starkey.
For more details and to order, go to www.brfonline.org.uk/lentnewdaylight
This Lent, discover how international development charity, Send a Cow, has been working with African farmers to transform lives.
Use their handy Bible reflection and presentation to prompt your congregation’s reflections throughout Lent.
Download your free resources at www.sendacow.org/lent and motivate your church to put their faith into action by hosting a Lunch For Lent and to raise money to support communities in Africa.
Just £45 could help provide training so that farmers grow their own food and live healthy, independent lives.
WaterAid is inviting churches to join the Jars of Change Lent appeal. By giving up something over Lent and donating the money saved, congregations can help bring clean water to communities for the very first time.
WaterAid is an international development charity working in partnership with local organisations in over 30 countries worldwide, to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone. The support of churches across the UK in the previous years has helped to reach thousands of people with clean water, changing lives for good.
WaterAid has created a free Lent resource pack for churches to order, with a poster, Sunday School activities, all-age talk and fundraising ideas.
Using the resources, congregations will be able to learn about the water crisis and life for children around the world - children like 11-year old Maliya who lives in Malawi, where 1 in 3 people don’t have clean water. Maliya is forced to make a choice between long and dangerous walks to collect water and going to school, risking her safety and health every single day, missing out on education and putting her future opportunities at stake.
This shouldn’t be normal. But for many children like Maliya, it is. By Joining Jars of Change, churches can help bring clean water to communities like Maliya’s, so that children can live a happier, healthier life and are able to realise their potential.
For more information about the appeal and to sign up for a free resource pack, visit www.wateraid.org/uk/lent
Ronnie Semley, January 2019 and ongoing ...