Caritas Diocese of Brentwood is inviting you to collect items throughout Lent, by following our Lenten Giving Calendar.

All the items you collect can be placed into a box or container, topped with an Easter Egg, and then donated to your local foodbank just in time for Holy week. If you need assistance finding your local foodbank, you can search on the Trussell Trust Website by clicking here

Whether you are an individual, family, catechist, chaplain, teacher, or Parish Priest, please do let us know if and how you are taking part by emailing [email protected]


You can download a poster version of the calendar here or an image version here.


If you know of other resources we could share, please email [email protected]

  • Live Simply initiative, inviting parishioners to a soup and chat every Friday.
  • The Real Easter Egg is being given to children from the Meaningful Chocolate Company.
  • Screening the Global Healing films and discussing after as a group.
  • Hosting a Lenten Lunch to raise money for charities.
  • Have group conversations around Laudato Si’ focused topics. (e.g. environment, living in solidarity)
  • Fairtrade coffee morning

“Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.”