The Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire got together this week to throw their support behind the Anglican #LiveLent campaign online and on social media.
Rt Rev Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn and Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Burnley joined the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in encouraging parishes and schools across Lancashire to participate during the Lent period on the run-up to Easter.
The #LiveLent campaign gives participants a chance to engage with daily reflections via phone texts and on email, as well as participating on social media.
Social media updates are available via @c_of_e and @cofelancs on Twitter and on other social media channels – just search using the #LiveLent hashtag
There is also a booklet that takes you on a six-week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.
The booklet is written by John Kiddle (author of the best-selling #GodWithUs) in association with Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.
(Our Diocese will be participating in Thy Kingdom Come once again in May this year.)
Read a message from the Archbishops about #LiveLent; sign up for SMS and email daily reflections and order the booklet - all here.
Read more about the campaign here.
Speaking today Bishop Julian said: “The Good News of the Gospel brings all who hear it and accept Christ from darkness into light.
“This year you can #LiveLent exploring what the challenge of Jesus means for you; all in the context of your daily life.”
Bishop Philip added: “It’s easy to engage with the #LiveLent campaign via texts, on email and online and via social media. Then, using the reflections you are sent, simply take a few moments out of each day to consider Jesus’ amazing sacrifice for us all."