The Diocese of Ely Education Directorate

Bishop Stephen’s Annual Lent Challenge

Challenges can be carried out by any grouping of pupils—a class, a key stage, a whole school, even an after school club or breakfast club. Different groupings could undertake the challenges in different weeks on the whole school’s behalf.  Schools which successfully complete the challenge receive a gold, silver or bronze award according to the commitment they have shown in observing Lent.

Download the Lent Challenge Handbook and some suggested acts of worship to support it below.
Acts of collective worship:


If you want to create your own weekly certificates for completing a challenge you can use the templates here:

Bronze           Silver        Gold

To receive your certificate from Bishop Stephen at the end of Lent send in the details of what you have done as an annotated  powerpoint (on a CD please), or as a booklet, to the Diocesan Education Team at the Diocesan Office, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX.  We would like to put some of these materials up online – so please do not send us any photographs that we cannot use for safeguarding reasons.