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Resources to help you celebrate Shrove Tuesday deliciously and to mark Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, together with some more Easter season books.

Photo © David Coleman

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For Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

All-age service for Shrove Tuesday download transspaser

All-age service for Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Making and sharing pancakes

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A fun service for all that involves making pancakes (and eating them afterwards) and thinking about the journey of Lent that we are about to set out on.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: A short liturgy, a reading and a prayer, taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Resources for Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A meditative liturgy (but including practical actions) and a reflection for celebrating Ash Wednesday and entering a sacred season.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Imposition of ashes and Communion

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service for beginning the Lenten journey, to bring our brokenness and hopelessness and place them on the Table of grace. Includes optional marking with ashes.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Doorway to the Desert (PDF download)

A liturgy for Ash Wednesday

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A preparation for the period of reflection and prayer that is Lent; a call to come back to God and to come back to the earth and wonder at the gift of our lives together. Includes visiting three ‘stations’ and marking of the palm of the hand with ashes.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Responses, prayers, a reading and a chant for Ash Wednesday taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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More Lent & Easter resources

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We Journey in Hope

Reflections on the words from the Cross

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

The words of Jesus from the Cross are difficult and challenging. And yet the fact that they emerge from a situation of human agony gives them huge relevance for our times. And the God whom Jesus addresses from the Cross remains at the heart of humanity and continues to weep with us.

Each contributor to the book shares what a particular word means to her or him. These reflections will enable the reader to encounter the words of Jesus in new ways; to be spiritually refreshed in order to listen more tenderly to the cries and longings of our sisters and brothers around the world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Fire and Bread

(Book & e-book)

Resources from Easter Day to Trinity Sunday

Ruth Burgess

This book of Eastertide resources covering the period from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday offers prayers, responses, liturgies, songs, poems, reflections, meditations, sermons and stories for a period of nearly two months, including Easter Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Saints’ days, Rogation days, environmental days and many more.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


See all Lent and Easter books

See all Lent and Easter e-books

See all downloads for Lent and Easter

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Recently published

Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

The services and resources in the Iona Abbey Worship Book reflect the Iona Community’s commitment to the belief that worship is all that we are and all that we do, both inside and outside the church, with no division into the sacred and the secular. The material draws on many traditions, including the Celtic, and aims to help us to be fully present to God, who is fully present to us – in our neighbour, in the political and social activity of the world around us, and in the very centre and soul of our being.

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Invitation to contribute to a new book

Ruth Burgess is inviting contributions for a new book. She says: ‘I am looking for stories, biblical reflections, monologues, conversations and poems and scripts relating to passages in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha for a new book which will be published by Wild Goose Publications, hopefully in the autumn of 2017. (I am not looking for prayers or songs or liturgies though.)’

Deadline: February 24th 2017

For more details or to contribute, contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk or admin@ionabooks.com.


 

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