Lent

Lent is a movable feast, occurring between February and April. Lent lasts a period of forty days, echoing the period of time Jesus spent in the desert preparing for his public ministry. During Lent, Christians devote more time to prayer, charity, and sacrifice as they prepare for the greatest feast in the Church year, Easter – when Jesus rose from the dead.

Our Lent liturgies, activities, and popular classroom calendar highlight each Sunday’s Gospel reading and invite children to reflect on Jesus’ words and actions. Click here to view our Holy Week and Easter resources.

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Please note, in line with the new Prayer and Liturgy Directory, our liturgical prayers are now called Celebrations of the Word.
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Lent Calendar 2024
Lent Calendar 2024 (1112 downloads )
Celebration of the Word
Lent Celebration of the Word week one notes (694 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week one slides (437 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week two notes (417 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week two slides (354 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week three notes (366 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week three slides (320 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week four notes (372 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week four slides (308 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week five notes (341 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week five slides (271 downloads ) Palm Sunday Celebration of the Word notes (260 downloads ) Palm Sunday Celebration of the Word slides (200 downloads )

Lent assembly – Signs of hope
Lent assembly - Signs of hope, notes (392 downloads ) Lent assembly - Signs of hope, slides (302 downloads )
Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Reflections for Primary PowerPoint

PDF Workbooks for Lent
Why-do-we-eat-pancakes-on-Shrove-Tuesday.pdf (5150 downloads ) Why do we have ash on Ash Wednesday (2675 downloads ) Why-did-Jesus-spend-40-days-in-the-desert_.pdf (5627 downloads ) Why-do-we-pray-more-during-Lent-1.pdf (3106 downloads ) Why-do-we-give-more-in-Lent.pdf (2787 downloads ) Why-do-we-give-more-in-Lent.pdf (2787 downloads ) Why-is-Holy-Week-Special.pdf (3360 downloads )
Activities for Lent
EYFS Lent-Quest-outside-activity.pdf (5374 downloads ) Lent-Through-a-Lens-photo-competition.pdf (4094 downloads ) Charity-Chore-Fundraiser-Instructions.pdf (2786 downloads ) EYFS/KS1 Lent-Activity-Listen-to-Him.pdf (4881 downloads ) Lent Activity - Signs of Hope (5196 downloads ) Prayer-Pebbles.pdf (3475 downloads ) Encouraging-Envelopes.pdf (2911 downloads )
Films
Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Why do we repent in Lent?
Why did Jesus go into the desert?
What is Holy Week?
Activities for Holy Week

Holy Week and Easter Activities EYFS and KS1 (zip file)

Holy Week and Easter Activities KS2 (zip file)