40 Acts

We are planning to once again run 40 acts over the course of  Lent.

What is Lent?
Lent is the six week period leading up to Easter. It’s one of the most important times of year for many Christians around the world, particularly those within the Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox traditions, held at a similar level of importance to Advent – the build up to Christmas.

While Advent is a celebration and a time of great anticipation, Lent is more frequently seen as a time of solemn observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. From its start on Ash Wednesday until its conclusion on Easter Sunday, Lent has been a traditional time for fasting or giving something up or abstinence. Just as we carefully prepare for events in our personal lives, as a wedding, or birthday; a commencement Lent invites us to make our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death and body resurrection.

Can I take part in 40 acts if I’m not a Christian?
40 acts is all about helping people, so anyone can take part.

Do I have to do 40 acts every day?
The idea is to do one small act each day, but we appreciate that people have busy lives and may be able to do more over a weekend to catch up. We think this is fine.

See our powerpoint presentation showing all the 40 acts, so you can plan ahead.