#LiveLent: Care for God's Creation

This Lent, we hope both adults and children might engage in God’s plea for us to “Care for Creation”. It is an opportunity for us to rebuild our relationship with our planet, and in turn with the God who is Lord of everything. During this time, we hope you might engage in prayer, learn more about the remarkable world we have been given and build habits that last beyond the season to protect and honour the earth.

Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop John Sentamu

#LiveLent: Care for God's creation. A 40-day challenge.

#LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England's Lent Campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This year’s #LiveLent challenge offers 40 short reflections and suggested actions to help you, your family and your church live in greater harmony with God, neighbour and nature.

It has been inspired and informed by the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2020 Lent Book, Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio (SPCK).

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

#LiveLent: Care of God's Creation booklet mockup.

For adults

A Church House Publishing #LiveLent booklet with daily readings, reflections and actions for adults. Download a sample

A mock up of the 2020 #LiveLent kids booklet.

For families

An accompanying #LiveLent booklet for children and their families with daily challenges. Download a sample.

Saying Yes to Life

In the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2020, Dr Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation in Genesis 1 to lift our focus from everyday concerns to issues that are affecting millions of lives around the world. Bursting with practical advice as well as biblical reflection, discussion questions and prayers, this is a stirring and liberating call to look after the world that God has made – and to share in God’s joy and creativity by making a difference for good.

Get your copy now from SPCK.

Saying Yes to Life is the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2020 Lent book.

Looking to go further? Find resources and inspiration on the SPCK website, including filmed interviews with key figures for each chapter and a downloadable youth pack.

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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#LiveLent: Care for God's creation

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A season (from Ash Wednesday until Easter Eve) of self-examination, penitence, self-denial, study, and preparation for Easter. Its duration (forty days plus Sundays) recalls the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.