Lent Resources 2024

Pope Francis Lent message 2024

In his message for Lent 2024, Pope Francis invites the faithful to “pause” for prayer and to assist our brothers and sisters in need, in order to change our own lives and the lives of our communities.

Cafod Lent resources 2024

CAFOD have a range of Lent resources including prayers, reflections and an interactive calendar.  Sign up to the calendar and receive daily Lent emails of prayer, reflection and practical actions, offering an opportunity to pause, reflect and pray as we prepare for Easter.

Independent Catholic News resources

Independent Catholic News have published a series of resources for Lent 2024, from books, to apps, online series, email reflections and activities to choose from – listed in alphabetical order.

Age Proud Festival Leeds 2021


It’s time to feel good about ageing. This is the message of the first Age Proud Festival in Leeds from Monday 6th September to Friday 17th September.

It will kick off officially on Monday 6th Sept 10.30am at West Yorkshire Playhouse with a range of events and tasters for you to try – watch the Heydays dancers, listen to the People’s Choir, have a go at putting on a Sari, create a collage of sunflowers….you choose!

There is a dizzying array of events being held throughout the two weeks both in Leeds City Museum and in many local communities – see THIS PAGE and click on a date for the full lists of local events. Enjoy a swim at Bramley Baths for £2 any weekday of the Festival at 12 noon, learn how to start a family history using Ancestry.com at an interactive session at Armley Community Hub, go on a tour of Leeds Central Library, join a webinar about ‘being an ancient in a modern world….the list goes on.

Now that we can go out and mix more, why not give some of these events a try!


How to become Age and Dementia Friendly – a useful guide from Time to Shine

Need some help to ensure your church or Parish Hall is more Age and Dementia Friendly?

Time to Shine have developed a detailed and useful guide for businesses and organisations to support and encourage you to take action to become age and dementia friendly.