13th September 2020
Iona August 2020

Photo: Oyster catcher by Traigh Ban nam Manach © Mark Scholefield

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Some more old favourites
The Pattern of Our Days

The Pattern of Our Days
Liturgies and resources for worship from the Iona Community

Kathy Galloway

This inspiring anthology of liturgies and worship resources, reflecting the life and witness of the Iona Community, originally published in 1996, is intended to encourage creativity in worship.

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Go To the Ant

Go to the Ant
Reflections on biodiversity and the Bible

Ghillean Prance

In this book of biblical reflections Ghillean Prance draws richly from his experiences exploring the Amazon and many other regions, together with his knowledge of references to plants and animals in the Bible, to help us wonder at the marvels of nature and so to treat God’s creation with reverence and more respect. The author was Scientific Director of the Eden Project in Cornwall at the time of writing.

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Resources relating to bullying and injustice
Bullying - download

Bullying (PDF download)
A liturgy for those who are burdened, and a reflection

Rosemary Power

Digital download: A liturgy in seven sections, for use in a small group with those who are burdened by bullying. There is also a reflection on bullying in the church.

This liturgy is intended for use with those who experience this form of spiritual malaise: targets of bullying, advisers, those with responsibility for addressing bullying, onlookers, and, if possible, as a guideline for perpetrators. It is designed so that people can pray together for one person, or more, in turn.  

33 pages

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For a person who has suffered at the hands of others - download

For a person who has suffered at the hands of others (PDF download)
Liturgies for healing 6

Rosemary Power & the Iona Prayer Circle

Digital download: A short liturgy for someone who has suffered abuse, injustice or cruelty at the hands of others, created by the Iona Prayer Circle, a worldwide network that prays for people and places in distress. 9 pages.

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Recently published
Little Guy

Little Guy
Journey of hope

Now available as a print edition

Emma Major

Little Guy is a series of 25 images and poems that emerged over a period of two weeks, with a sense of urgency. Then, less than a month later, coronavirus appeared in the UK. We had to distance from each other; isolate, alone at home in a situation none of us has ever faced before. The rush to get Little Guy onto paper started to make sense.

Many people battle with anxiety even in the best of circumstances; it is part of being a sensitive, fragile human being in a world that can be both frightening and full of wonder.

Little Guy starts off anxious and depressed, before moving through hope and trust to a point where he is able to relate to the world and thrive again.

Little Guy journeys with us.

Emma Major is a mum, wife, friend, pioneer lay minister, blind wheelchair user and poet. She has recorded audio descriptions of every picture in the Little Guy book to ensure that everyone can access it.

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Journeys in Community

Journeys in Community
Father-daughter conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope

John Harvey & Ruth Harvey

A book of reflections, meditations and prayers for Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost arising out of conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope.

‘This book will welcome you home, 
with justice, courage, humour and delight.’
Pádraig Ó Tuama, former Leader of the Corrymeela Community

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Voices Out of Lockdown

Voices Out of Lockdown

Jan Sutch Pickard (ed)

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, many people turned to writing: diaries, letters, cards, poems. Human words, sent out across the void of our isolation, shouted into the storm over which we had no control. 

Here are the voices of just a few – members and associates of the Iona Community – with poems, psalms, songs, affirmations of faith and prayers written during a full and fraught ten weeks.

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