Coming Soon! Part 3 will be available for download Tuesday 9th March.

Welcome to the Lent Jesus Tree; a visual and reflective journey through the weeks of Lent using John’s Gospel.

You can join us each day by clicking on the Jesus tree journey button, downloading the resource or via the menu at the bottom of the page. You can also follow us on Facebook.

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What is a Jesus Tree?

The idea is a development of the Jesse tree. Originally the Jesse tree showed the ancestors of Jesus just like our family tree would. Sometimes churches and cathedrals had Jesse Tree windows. Now the Jesse tree is a way of reflecting on the story of God and us, God’s people; a journey that is full of love and promises and that foretold the coming of the Messiah, the Christ, Jesus. A Jesus tree takes this idea further, and focuses on Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection.

Making your own Jesus Tree

There are a number of sites online where Jesus Tree decorations can be downloaded free or patterns or decorations may be bought, for example Etsy. The pictures and the Bible stories covered vary. If you want to make your own, just choose the set you like the best. If you don’t have a tree, put together some sticks, hang the decorations on a ribbon, decorate a window or door; be as creative as you wish!

My set is modified from a pattern from Do small things with love.