In 2014, the West Midlands Joint Public Issues Team produced a new and well-received Lent liturgy. It was designed to be used in the course of worship but can also be used to enable discussions. Two years ago, it also had the aim of promoting reflection on what kind of society we wish to see, in the run up to the 2015 general elections. But the issues it raises are still very current: apart from updating some of the facts and figures, we are delighted to issue the resource as it was originally created.
The liturgy takes participants on a Lenten journey structured around the six Sundays of Lent. It viewing social and community issues against the background of Jesus’ life and ministry and the season of Lent. The hymn Heaven Shall Not Wait forms a common thread to each of the six sessions.
Each can be used as part of a Lenten Cross liturgy and a symbol to place by the cross is suggested for each week.
Thanks again to the West Midlands JPIT for allowing us to update and re-share this liturgy. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of their current work.