Lent: A Journey to Easter was created in 2016 by Karen Spoelstra (Diocesan Youth Facilitator) and The Revd Sarah Park (Diocesan Ministry Educator). Both of us have responsibility for providing education opportunities and workshops for the Diocese. The calendar is once again available, following the same pattern of readings and activities of previous years.

To those who haven’t yet experienced the Lent Calendar or those keen to take this journey again, we welcome you! The calendar is shaped around the Gospel reading from Ash Wednesday. Each week takes an excerpt from the reading and explores how that might be expressed in daily life.

The calendar will run from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week.

Content has been drawn from our favourite authors and artists including A New Zealand Prayer Book – He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. The calendar is an expression of Anglican Spirituality in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Diocesan staff have been very generous in loaning us their voices. Our photos are recognisably from this place in the world. Lent: A Journey to Easter has been made possible by the work of Eleanor Calder, Melinda Cho, Charlie Baker and Tim Morgan.

Lent: A Journey to Easter is unashamedly from the Diocese of Auckland, by the Diocese of Auckland and for the Diocese of Auckland. And anyone else who might want to participate. Welcome! It is our hope that this calendar will be a tool for deepening your faith.


Karen Spoelstra  
The Revd Sarah Park