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Live Lent

Introducing #LiveLent2020

The Church of England has launched its first ever Green Lent campaign, #Live Lent.

There will be plenty of ways that you can get involved across Essex and East London. On this page you’ll find weekly blogs, a programme of lectures as well as podcasts and videos. We hope you’ll join us for reflection, prayer and by taking action to tackle the environment and climate emergency.

You’ll also find links to the Church of England’s resources including daily reflections, posters and social media graphics and learning resources for schools and churches.

#LiveLent Blog

During Lent Archdeacon Elizabeth Snowden, Chair of the Diocese of Chelmsford Environment Group will be writing a blog to coincide with our Environment Themed Lent Lectures.

Photos of snowdrops in a garden

26 February 2020

This week as Lent starts, Archdeacon Elizabeth considers our relationship with the physical world we inhabit.

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Photos of the Meads in Chelmsford

3 March 2020

This week, the first week of Lent, Archdeacon Elizabeth reflects on praying and noticing the world around us.

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Photos of tomatoes

10 March 2020

This week Archdeacon Elizabeth reflects on what little things we can do around us, like growing our own vegetables.

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Illustration of people holding up the world

17 March 2020

This week, the third week of Lent, Archdeacon Elizabeth reflects on living by a simple rule.

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Photo of a garden

25 March 2020

This week, Archdeacon Elizabeth reflects on how we respond.

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Previous lectures

Watch or listen again to the lectures from previous weeks.

Lecture one: Air

Lecture two: Water

Lecture three: Fire

illustration of hands on a globe