Give Up Coffee For Lent!

Are you looking for something to give up for lent?

Do drink plenty of coffee?

Maybe you should give up coffee for lent?

In fact this could be God prompting you to give up coffee for lent?*

Perhaps you could drink some coffee from this mug?

Available from Redbubble if you fancy it.

*I shouldn’t type stuff like that really.

A T-Shirt For The Humble Christian at Lent!

Are you giving up something for Lent?
Are you giving up “being great”?
Are you humble enough to share it with the world?
This is the T Shirt* for you!

-For The Humble Christian at Lent Graphic T Shirts by Andy Mackay Redbubble


Available from

*I say t-shirt… its also available as a cushion for your sofa!

(As well as advertising how humble you are, you also support Sofa by buying this)

How To Give Up ANYTHING For Lent

Lent seems to have arrived early this year. Are you giving up anything for Lent? People seem to give up all sort of things, from Chocolate to Facebook. Whatever it is you’ve giving up for Lent, hopefully we have something here to help you give up anything for Lent.

  1. Have a group of people around you to act as an accountability group. This works best if the same group of people, are around you ALL THE TIME, so therefore can manually remove that chocolate bar from your mouth.
  2. Tell EVERYONE what you’re giving up, because if everyone knows how holy you are, then everyone can help you stay that holy.
  3. If you’re giving up talking, then wear a badge to tell people.
  4. Turn yourself into a hermit for Lent, or alternatively take a very long holiday to the middle of no where for 40 days.
  5. If you’re giving up something edible, then ban anyone from having that item ANYWHERE near your house!
  6. Has “that item” been brought near your house? Confiscate it and keep it for yourself!
  7. If you have an “accountability partner”, ensure you arrange times when you can both give in to temptation together. Obviously by planning the times you’re going to give in, means you’re more controlled the rest of the time. (Works best if you’re “giving up beer” for Lent).
  8. If all else fails, hook up your flat / house with webcams. Ensure that every nook and cranny is covered. Email your vicar with the web address, so they can watch your every move.

Any other ideas?

If all else fails, you could try taking up something good for Lent? Alot of people seem to do 40 Acts for Lent… but does this mean people stop doing good things after Lent?

101 Things Christians Should Give Up For Lent.

With the start of Lent around the corner, we felt best to wonder what we should give up for lent. Having decided to give up the gym, we realised that all truly Godly people give up multiple things, so we decided to write a list of things that true Christians should give up for lent.

  1. Chocolate.
  2. Beer.
  3. Wine.
  4. Swearing.
  5. Cyder
  6. Biscuits
  7. Vodka
  8. Guitar Playing.
  9. Crisps
  10. Leavened Bread
  11. Sex
  12. Going to the Gym.
  13. Drugs
  14. Mid Air Drumming.
  15. Rock
  16. Roll
  17. Your Hobby.
  18. Watching Non Christian Movies at The Cinema.
  19. Pizza
  20. Pasta
  21. Chinese Food
  22. Junk Food
  23. Non Christian Music
  24. Non Organic Food.
  25. Non Christian TV.
  26. Gossiping. AKA Prayer Small Groups.
  27. Internet Access
  28. TV
  29. Wasting time reading silly lists online.
  30. Going to the Gym.
  31. Going to non independent food stores.
  32. Doing any act that isn’t in the Bible.
  33. Playing computer games from 2001 onwards.
  34. Electricity from non renewable sources.
  35. Processed food.
  36. Easter Eggs.
  37. Driving any motor vehicle. (An electric car / bike is only allowed if you charge from renewable sources)
  38. All shoes, except for sandals.
  39. Your wages.
  40. Listening to non Christian radio.
  41. Talking to anyone who may lead you at all astray.
  42. Dont even think about eating anything like Pancakes during lent. Thats cheating.
  43. Asthma Attacks.
  44. Going to that Chip Shop on the corner, between work, and the train station.
  45. Buy lego figures.
  46. Looking for spelling / grammer issues in The Church Sofa.
  47. Eating non natural / organic foods.
  48. Caring that one of the above is mentioned twice.
  49. Watching Call The Midwife.
  50. Trying to find things to give up.
  51. Reading ridiculous lists that don’t live up to their promise.

Obviously if you manage to give up all the above, you are indeed a Godly person, and possibly living in a cave somewhere.

Well done.

Weekly Roundup: The #BigRead12 Edition

Welcome to the first weekly roundup of March:

Weekly Round Up – The Lent Edition

Welcome to Saturday, and the Weekly Roundup of what we’ve seen online this week:

Church Sofa Half Serious Guide To Church: Lent

How Good At Lent Are You?

In case you’ve not noticed. Its Pancake day today, therefore tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

What are you giving up?

Use our below tick list for inspiration, and give yourself a tick for each item you’re giving up:


Giving up item Points
Chocolate  |        |
Beer / Alcohol  |        |
Crisps  |        |
Ice Cream  |        |
Coffee  |        |
Biscuits  |        |
 Television (Worth 2 Points)  |        |
Your Computer / Playstation (Two Points)  |        |
Smart Phone (2 points)  |        |
Your house / flat (Worth Three Points)  |        |


Got one tick: You’re doing alright.

Two – Seven Ticks: You’re doing well. Keep it up!

Seven or more: You are indeed a saint!

  • Are you giving anything up for Lent? If so what?
  • Why are you doing it anyway?

Weekly RoundUp: The Looking At Lent Edition

Well… we are to start with…

  • We’ve mentioned the Beer and Bible initiative currently starting in Chelmsford before, if you missed it I suggest getting yourself over to Phils Treehouse and watching the promo video about it…
  • The 40Things guys are encouraging people to try 1 new thing per day during lent as part of the 40 Things Challenge.
  • Moving away from Lent… The Jesus Mission asks what could be learnt from Barack Obama…
  • Chelliah Laity has compiled a list of Christian Bloggers thats worth a look.
  • According to “BBC’s new face of religion”, people look at Eve as a troublesome wife and God has a wife…The Telegraph.
  • And finally… As I’m sure you can tell, The Church Sofa lads can sometimes channel a bit of an inner geek… is a result of that…