Use our Lenten resources for reflection, prayer and action

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The season of Lent is an opportunity to reflect and consider our own preparation for Easter

Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter in the Christian calendar; it is a time of reflection for many Christians as they prepare to remember and celebrate the death and resurrection. For some, Lent is a time for giving up something, usually chocolate, caffeine or sugar related. 

Read more about the story of Lent

It’s also an important time for us to reflect on our work, and renew our resolve not to give up being there to listen to, protect and support our country’s most vulnerable young people. Over Lent, there are many ways you and your church, school or group can come together and show your support. However you choose to help us, your support will change children’s lives.

Pray and reflect

Gather with your congregation and church family and remember our country’s most vulnerable children and young people as part of your Lenten reflections.

See our Lenten prayers

Celebrate Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, on the fourth Sunday in Lent, is a day of celebration for our mothers, their care and concern for us, and for the love that they give us. It can also be a day to celebrate all those who care for others, and for consideration of those for whom this may be a painful time.

To help you celebrate on 26 March we have produced a free set of Mothering Sunday resources for you to download, and an e-card to brighten a special someone’s day.

Download Mothering Sunday resources

Send our Mothering Sunday e-card

Hold a collection

Whether you hold a collection during Lent, or close the Lent season by taking part in our annual Collection for Children appeal, gathering up spare change is a simple way to help us continue making a difference to children’s lives. If you do plan to hold a collection, you can order collection envelopes from us for free, as well as other collection resources.

Take part in a collection

Support our campaign

Thousands of refugees and migrant children who reach the UK need help to stay safe and rebuild their lives. More than half experience serious health problems or have to grow up in extreme poverty, and it can be incredibly difficult for them to get help.

Add your own message of support for these young people, showing them that you are on their side. We’ll use these messages to make a strong case to Government that for all children, reaching the UK should mean safety, not an uncertain future.

Send a message

You can find out about some of the messages we’ve received here, and read our theology paper on refugees here.