Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

A study booklet for Lent is provided for the Diocese and many of our Anglican churches do this study each year. Contact your local church to join a group.

What is the Lent study material for 2021?

This year the booklet has been written as a collaboration between Theology House and the Wellington Diocese.

Bishop Peter says,

“The 2021 Lenten Studies title is Rebuilding the Ancient Ruins: Through Lent with the Prophets. Contributors include Bishop Ellie Sanderson, Wellington and Jay Ruka, Co-Dean of Taranaki Cathedral.

What new world might we see when we listen for God’s invitation to rebuild the ruins? Join with others in study groups for Lent 2021 and look at the ruins in our lives, our Church, and our world—and seek God’s direction as we rebuild what has been destroyed.”


“Our human destiny is not to live in ruins but for the ruins to be rebuilt and for us to partner with God in this rebuilding. Because of Jesus, God’s Anointed One, to which the prophets pointed, light and love, justice and peace can rule where lives respond to God’s good news.”

— Rt Rev. Peter Carrell, Bishop of Christchurch; and Rt Rev. Dr Eleanor Sanderson, Assistant Bishop of Wellington

What does the study cover?

The Booklet contains six studies, suitable for small groups, on these topics:

  1. Ancient Ruins
  2. Housing Ruins
  3. Bi-cultural Ruins
  4. Creation Ruins
  5. Church Ruins
  6. Rebuilding the Ruins

What’s it Like?

To see the style and get a sense of what it’s like, you can read the introduction and first chapter here .

How do I get a copy?

You can order the booklets on the Theology website here. Books are available in printed hard copy and digital form.

Booklets ideally need to be ordered before the 3rd of February 2021 to arrive before Lent.

How much does it cost?

Booklets cost $5 incl. GST each (postage additional).

A digital copy can also be ordered for $5 incl. GST. To order a digital copy, write “digital” in the quantity box on the order form, and we will email you a PDF version with your invoice.