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 (689 downloads )
Celebration of the Word
Lent Celebration of the Word week one notes (509 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week one slides (293 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week two notes (206 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week two slides (159 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week three notes (108 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week three slides (84 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week four notes (100 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week four slides (83 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week five notes (98 downloads ) Lent Celebration of the Word week five slides (78 downloads ) Palm Sunday Celebration of the Word notes (65 downloads ) Palm Sunday Celebration of the Word slides (49 downloads )

Lent assembly – Signs of hope
Lent assembly - Signs of hope, notes (165 downloads ) Lent assembly - Signs of hope, slides (126 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 (4917 downloads ) Why do we have ash on Ash Wednesday (2473 downloads ) Why-did-Jesus-spend-40-days-in-the-desert_.pdf (5381 downloads ) Why-do-we-pray-more-during-Lent-1.pdf (2880 downloads ) Why-do-we-give-more-in-Lent.pdf (2601 downloads ) Why-do-we-give-more-in-Lent.pdf (2601 downloads ) Why-is-Holy-Week-Special.pdf (3148 downloads )
Activities for Lent
EYFS Lent-Quest-outside-activity.pdf (5152 downloads ) Lent-Through-a-Lens-photo-competition.pdf (3777 downloads ) Charity-Chore-Fundraiser-Instructions.pdf (2613 downloads ) EYFS/KS1 Lent-Activity-Listen-to-Him.pdf (4598 downloads ) Lent Activity - Signs of Hope (4901 downloads ) Prayer-Pebbles.pdf (3113 downloads ) Encouraging-Envelopes.pdf (2679 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)