#LiveLent 2022 church resources: Embracing Justice

This year, we are remembering the cry of the Prophet Isaiah: ‘Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice?’

This Lent we are called to reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them. Over forty days, we step into God’s work in the here and now – and in doing so we move from brokenness towards wholeness.

LiveLent online launch event: Thursday 27 January, 7pm

We're launching this year's #LiveLent theme, Embracing Justice, with a very special online premiere, recorded from the chapel of Lambeth Palace.Hear more about the resources to use in your church and join us for a powerful and thought-provoking discussion about justice with:

  • Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Isabelle Hamley, author of the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2022 Lent Book, Embracing Justice
  • Chine Macdonald, Director at Theos Think Tank
  • Darren Howie, Minister and Director of Social Enterprise Sacred Bean Coffee
  • Alianore Smith, Church and Theology Executive of IJM UK

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#LiveLentEmbracing Justice is the Church of England’s theme for Lent 2022. Both the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2022 Lent Book, Embracing Justice (SPCK), and the daily reflections booklet for adults (CHP) have been written by Isabelle Hamley.

It invites us to examine our own lives truthfully, to see the world more deeply and to pray – for the church and the world far and near – that ‘justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream’ (Amos 5.24).

Each week we follow a different thread through the many stories of justice in the Bible to explore how God works with humanity to bring justice, wholeness and salvation to all. As in recent years, the weekly themes of the Archbishop’s Lent Book (supported by online resources for churches and groups) are also explored in daily reflection from the Church of England.

#LiveLent: Embracing Justice offers a daily Bible reading, a short reflection and a prayer, as well as a practical challenge linked to the week’s theme. An accompanying child’s version is also available to help children and their families explore how we can live well together.

The book and booklets will be accompanied by daily social media posts from Ash Wednesday (2 March) to Easter Day (17 April), together with a wide range of free digital resources for individuals, groups and churches.

Both #LiveLent booklets are now available individually or in money-saving packs of 10 or 50 from Church House Publishing.

An update to the award-winning #LiveLent app for iOS and Android – including daily audio – will be available from mid-February.


The six weeks of Lent are a journey. We travel together towards God’s promised world, one where his justice and mercy reign.

For many people, Lent is a time of fasting, of choosing to go without.

This Lent we are called to be speakers and seekers of justice. We reflect on the injustices of the world and ask what God is calling us to do about them. Over forty days, we step into God’s work in the here and now – and in doing so we move from brokenness towards wholeness.

Our journey through Lent is one in which we seek inner transformation to be people of a new world, people who reflect God’s vision that all are created equal.

Our prayer is that this may be a time for you – whether by yourself, in community, or online – to see afresh the vision of God and truly join in making his promise of a world transformed a reality.

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Learn more by joining our webinar

Join this free, practical webinar to hear more about #LiveLentEmbracing Justice, and take home practical ideas and inspiration for using the theme in your local setting to support evangelism and discipleship.You'll be inspired by Amaris Cole (Head of Digital) and Thomas Allain-Chapman (Head of Church House Publishing). 

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The Way UK

We’re excited to be working in partnership with The Way, who create innovative faith-based video content by and for young people. Do encourage young people in your church to follow 'The Way UK' now on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Their content to accompany Lent and Easter will include videos exploring work and money, prayer, and women in the story of Holy Week.

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