#LiveLent 2021 church resources: God’s Story, Our Story

It is based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book for 2021, Living His Story by Hannah Steele, published on 19 November by SPCK.

Both the book and the accompanying daily reflections encourage all Christians to think about their calling, how to share their faith and reflect on the difference Christ makes in our lives.

We witness to God’s story and the impact this has made to our story so that others might also find their story taking on new meaning in the light of God’s love. While the current restrictions on daily life necessitated by the pandemic present significant challenges, the suffering and isolation many continue to face make the need for us to share God’s love with our communities greater than ever. Rather than just being a Lenten discipline, this year’s #LiveLent is a joyful invitation to make witness a normal part of the Christian life, the natural overflow of a life lived in devotion to Christ.

What are the key elements of the Lent 2021 resources?

From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April), there will six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of England’s National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection will include a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week will have a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.

The daily reflections will be made available through a booklet available to buy from Church House Publishing, as well as a free app, emails, audio and through the Church of England’s social media accounts. Webinars will be offered early in 2021 to help churches plan how to make the best use of the range of resources and content for both individuals and groups.

This page will be updated in the weeks ahead with more details to help churches and individuals prepare. 

There are so many ways to be involved with this year’s #LiveLent

Want to take a peek at the booklets?

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Free digital daily reflections available via:

a forthcoming update to the award-winning #LiveLent app, e-mail, smart speakers, a social media campaign, and much more!

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Downloadable Resources 

Bishop Tim - Lent 2021

Bishop Tim - BONUS video

Book Review

Bishop Debbie - Live Lent 2021

Bishop David - Lent 2021

Other Resources

Loved and Liked: six session course

Loved and Liked – the six session course offers then chance to explore how we are all uniquely made and that God actually loves and likes us. It looks at questions of identity, calling and service, and includes amazing true stories of local people.

Using easily downloadable videos and materials the course is freely available at

Women in the Shadows: A w course for Lent 2021

Did you know that in 2018, one third of victims identified by the UK Modern Slavery Helpline were women? Women in the Shadows is a new course for Lent, created by The Clewer Initiative, to help shine a light on the suffering of marginalised women. The course focuses on the different ways women and girls are exploited in the UK today. Download the resources from

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is an annual call to prayer for people all around the world.


The Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2021. This year’s #LiveLent challenge offers a series of reflections, readings and prayers.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2021

Through a series of short, weekly videos released on the Sundays of Lent, author Hannah Steele will unpack ways to share the Gospel story afresh and share how we can live Jesus’ story in our own lives simply by allowing people to be drawn to him through our natural gifts. The book is available from The Big Church Read at a reduced price. Why not read it as a worshipping community and use the videos together each week?

The Pilgrim Way

Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert enter into a short conversation sparked by each of the sections outlined in The Church of England booklet The Pilgrim Way: The Apostles’ Creed; the Lord’s Prayer; the Commandments; and the Beatitudes.
The Pilgrim Way series and booklet →

Pilgrim Journeys

A series of booklets which can be followed during Lent. Written by Bishop Steven Croft, each booklet offers 40 short daily Bible reflections, prayers, and suggestions for how you might respond to Jesus’ teachings in your own life.
Visit the Pilgrim Journeys webpage →

Environment-focused study guides

Ruth Valerio’s book Saying Yes to Life was the Archbishop’s Lent Book for 2020. Using the creation story, it explains our responsibilities as Christians to care for creation and gives practical guidance on how to introduce changes into your everyday life.

Tenants of the King is a Bible-based, Jesus-centred resource from Operation Noah. This four-part study series is designed to help you and your church consider what the Bible has to say about today’s climate crisis.