Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.

As Lent begins today – Ash Wednesday – conversations around the country will pose the question: “what are you giving up?”

And while people may traditionally give up just one thing for Lent, this year the Church of England’s #LiveLent challenge sets out 40 challenges, topics for thought and prayers to help those taking part along the journey of Caring for God’s Creation.


The #LiveLent resources are available in a booklet, which can be purchased from the Cathedral Shop. For more information and to sign-up see here

At the Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds, this theme is also being explored in a series of Friday lunchtime talks, Sunday sermons and Tuesday evening presentations and discussions. For full details see Lent