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This week we have a new book of down-to-earth short prayers for daily life, freshly collected from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

Photo © David Coleman

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Just published


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We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

Here, in the 'Celtic' tradition, are prayers from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community for the whole of life: for starting an engine, for keeping us engaged and on the road to God's Kingdom; for taking a daily walk, for refugees travelling dangerous seas; an Iona Abbey kitchen prayer for chopping carrots, making bread and sanitising surfaces, and a Harvest supper prayer of sharing; prayers for personal healing, and for our deeply wounded world; a prayer for self-knowledge, and another for doing the laundry and remembering 'lost socks' ...

Contributors include: Tom Gordon, John Harvey, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Rosemary Power, David McNeish, David Osborne, Ewan Aitken, Anna Briggs, Elaine Gisbourne, Thom M Shuman, Chris Polhill, Neil Paynter and others.

Lord God ...
we bring you everything,
and tip it out in front of you ...

And now we pause a while in silence,
waiting for you to show us what we need to understand ...

(from a prayer by Roddy Cowie)

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Previous books of short prayers


50 Great Prayers from the Iona Community transspaser

50 Great Prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

Selected by Neil Paynter

Fifty of the best-loved prayers of the Iona Community in a portable edition. Prayers by Kathy Galloway, Ruth Burgess, the Wild Goose Resource Group, George MacLeod, Kate Mcllhagga, Jan Sutch Pickard, Peter Millar, Joy Mead, Ali Newell, Chris Polhill, Ian M Fraser and others.

A book that is sure to become dog-eared through use in worship, or from being carried around on the often bumpy, sometimes tranquil ride of life.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


50 New Prayers from the Iona Community transspaser

50 New Prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

Selected by Neil Paynter

Fifty new prayers from young and old and from folk around the globe - from Glasgow to Cincinnati, from Malawi to Alaska, including well-known Iona Community writers like John Harvey, Ian M Fraser, Peter Millar, Yvonne Morland, Chris Polhill, Thom Shuman, Brian Woodcock, the Wild Goose Resource Group and many others.

A pocketbook of prayers that might be used in a daily discipline, many on the concerns of the Iona Community - poverty and economic justice, welcome and hospitality, interfaith dialogue, church renewal, peacemaking.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Autumn Encounters weeks 2017

Joint venture between the St Columba Hotel, Iona
and the Iona Community

To download brochure

21-28th October
Walking into Winter
Led by Jan Sutch Pickard, Joy Mead, and Ruth Burgess

As the seasons change and the year draws towards its close, what words and images come to the forefront of our minds? How can we make creative use of these - through storytelling, poetry, and writing - to help us shape our journeys into winter? A week of conversation and collaboration with three well loved Wild Goose authors and Iona Community Members.

28 October-4th November
Stillness, Silence, and Song
Led by Alison Adam and Cara Riley

In the changing light and landscapes of autumn on Iona, come and experience an unhurried week of meditation and song on this sacred island. There will be space for stillness and reflection, time to roam, and room for encounter with self and others, Creation and the Creator.

4-11th November
Cycles of Grace: Exploring the Ten Beatitudes
Led by Alastair McIntosh

The Beatitudes set out by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount are the essence, not just of the Christian faith, but of all faiths that are drawn from the wells of love. How can we live well when the world seems graceless? What gifts from the Beatitudes might wait for us to share? Under the expert guidance of activist, author, and poet Alastair McIntosh we will reflect on ten Beatitudes and on how we might complete the cycles of grace they set in motion.

For more information, brochure download and booking

 

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Recently published

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Colliding with God

New and selected poems of faith and doubt

(Book and e-book)

Richard Skinner

Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, starting with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and concluding with the events of the first Easter, taking in on the way Julian of Norwich’s hazelnut, Mastermind, God as a blizzard, and the eighth deadly sin.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Iona: A Map (new updated edition)

Available in folded or flat versions

The Iona Community

This new edition has been extensively redrawn to reflect new and changed use of buildings, rerouted fence lines, etc.

For more information and to see a sample

For the folded version

For the flat version

 

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The Sun Slowly Rises

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

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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