Lent Course 2021

These Are Our Stories: Lent in a Pandemic Year

Our 2021 five week Lent course is based on the pandemic stories of five people from across Devon and will encourage each of us to tell our own stories and reflect on where our faith fits into the experience of the past 12 months.

Jon Curtis, Lay Discipleship Project Manager

It has been written by Dr Jon Curtis, Diocese of Exeter Lay Discipleship Advisor. The teaching is based on the work of a Covid-19 theological reflections group made up of clergy and lay people from across Devon.

The sessions are worksheet and video based.

Each week will focus on a different story and cover a different theme. The course features drawings by cartoonist Si Smith.


  • A leader’s guide

You can use the sheets and videos on their own, but group leaders will need a Leader’s Guide, which you can receive by emailing Cathy Scofield and Jenny Beesley.

  • Story videos to watch




  • Transcripts for Videos

Session 1 Transcript

Session 2 Transcript

Session 3 Transcript

Session 4 Transcript

Session 5 Transcript

  • Worksheets for each session

Session 1 Worksheet

Session 2 Worksheet

Session 3 Worksheet

Session 4 Worksheet

Session 5 Worksheet

  • Publicity materials

Download an editable flyer to advertise when you are running the course.

Download the basic flyer for following the course independently.

  • Telling the Wider Church Your Story

Throughout the course material, there are references to ‘telling the wider church your story’. We want to encourage people to tell their story in which ever way is useful to them. However, we have created a padlet (essentially an online whiteboard), that can be used to record whatever you want. You can find it here.

If you have any questions or would like more details, please get in touch with the Mission and Ministry Department.

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