The Mystery of God. In 2019, our Lent course delves more deeply into the mystery of God, seeking to rediscover what it is that draws us so deeply in our search for God. We will follow Jesus through the Lenten readings, allowing him to draw us, in love and wonder, into the mystery of God’s […]
Each year Churches Together in Britain and Ireland produces a Lent course often in conjunction with a partner organisation.
The current course and those from recent years are available to download on this website:
- 2019: The Mystery of God
- 2018: 40 Stories of Hope
- 2017: Returning Home
- 2016: Pilgrimage
- 2015: Walking and praying with Christians of the Middle East
- 2014: Parables and possessions
Resources from 2008 to 2013 are available on our archive website at www.ctbiarchive.org/706
In our final Weekly Focus, based on our Lent course in partnership with Hope, we remember the last week of Jesus’s life leading up to his death and resurrection.
In our penultimate Weekly Focus, based on our Lent course in partnership with Hope, we see how Jesus didn’t just talk about being loving but showed his love through his actions. Although Jesus knew that many religious people would reject him and some wanted him dead, he chose not to stop them even though he had the power to do so.
In our fourth Weekly Focus, based on our Lent course in partnership with Hope, the ending to the story is revealed – Jesus will be handed over to the chief priests and teachers of the law, sentenced to death, killed, but then three days later rise from the dead. The disciples struggled to believe and understand this course of events and the fact that Jesus was starting a new kingdom with very different priorities.
Our third Weekly Focus, based on our Lent course in partnership with Hope, explores how love is at the heart of the Jesus story. This week, think about how God shows his love to people. How does God show his love and care to you, and to others through you?
The issue Continuing our Lent course in partnership with Hope, this second weekly focus looks at how Jesus chose a group of followers (disciples) and showed them how they could live God’s way and trust him for everything. He is still calling people to follow him today and he promises to be with us always […]
For 2018 we have partnered with Hope for our Lent course which is based on the book 40 Stories of Hope. There are weekly downloads for individual reflection and group discussion, plus for those who prefer daily study during Lent we recommend the 40 Stories of Hope book. 40 Stories of Hope is available from […]
Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other Faiths. The 2017 Lent resource explores how Christian faith has been deepened and enriched by encounters with people of different religions. This is not a resource that necessarily emphases common ground or that is about dialogue but how Christian faith has burned brightly following an encounter with […]
Pilgrimage. The CTBI Lent Course 2016 represents a departure in style and format from that offered in previous years. Each week, we are invited to gather in groups for reflection and spiritual conversation around a series of themes drawn from the overarching title of ‘Pilgrimage’. The idea is that we embark on a spiritual journey through […]
During Lent, you can see an exhibition at St Margaret’s Church, near Westminster Abbey, of paintings by Adam Boulter and poems by Malcolm Guite representing a series of meditations on key turning points in Biblical and Church wilderness experience. The sketch, top, called Contemporary Christian Refugees was created after Adam, an Anglican priest currently working in Jordan, visited a […]