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This week sees the publication of a new book, Spring, another of Ruth Burgess's great collections of seasonal resources.

We also remind you of downloads for International Women's Day (8th March) and for Lent.

Photo © David Coleman

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New book

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Spring

Liturgical resources for February, March and April including Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Spring is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of February, March and April. It includes prayers, responses, stories, songs, poems, liturgies, reflections, scripts and monologues for the major Christian festivals and fast days of Lent and Holy Week, as well as for Candlemas, Fair Trade Fortnight and Earth Day. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

Bless to us, O God,
the fragility of snowdrops,
the blossoming of orchards,
the dancing of bees.

Bless to us, O God,
the smudge of ashes,
the Lenten journey,
the blazing Easter fire.

Bless and silence us with wonder,
O God of hope and justice.
Gift us with courage.
Warm and quicken us with love.

Ruth Burgess

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Resources for International Women's Day

A Reflection, Prayer and Pledge for International Women’s Day download transspaser

A Reflection, Prayer and Pledge for International Women’s Day (PDF download)

Kathy Galloway & Lesley Orr

Digital download: All the evidence is that gender equality leads to better decisions, fairer policies, more participation, prosperity and peace. International Women’s Day presents a challenge to us all – let’s reflect, pray and pledge for a radical transformation of the current world order. 12 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Women at the Well (PDF download)

Remembering the Bible with women

Janet Lees

Digital download: A collection of stories based on the author’s ‘remembered Bible’ technique, which adds unexpected layers and aspects to the accounts – for both remembering women in the Bible and remembering the Bible with women (and men). There are various ways of using the stories and prayers and some ideas for discussion or reflection are included. 26 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Women's Stories (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems, reflections, a story and a song about the female perspective, women – including biblical women – and God as mother. Taken from the book Acorns and Archangels: Resources for Ordinary Time, by Ruth Burgess. 19 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Women: Refuge and Adventure (PDF download)

Lesley Macdonald

Digital download: A liturgy about the hidden stories of women, acknowledging the harm done to many and celebrating those who act with courage and perception. Taken from the book The Pattern of Our Days, by Kathy Galloway. 5 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Pattern of Our Days


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Resources for Lent

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Lenten & Easter Nudges (PDF download)

A daily discipline of Bible readings and short prayers for Lent and Holy Week

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A programme of suggested Bible readings and short prayers for the whole of Lent and Holy Week that will help you create a few minutes of reflection for each day of this season. 17 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Opening and closing responses for Sundays in Lent (PDF download)

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: Responses for cycles A, B and C for five Sundays of Lent, taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill. 15 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Eggs and Ashes


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Not for the Faint-Hearted (PDF download)

Prayers and poems for Lent

Kate McIlhagga

Digital download: Intimate, insightful prayers and poems for the period of Lent, taken from the book The Green Heart of the Snowdrop, by Kate McIlhagga. 25 pages.

Into a dark world
a snowdrop comes,
a benison
of hope and peace,
carrying within it
a green heart,
symbol of God’s renewing love.

Come to inhabit our darkness
Lord Christ,
for dark and light
are alike to you.

May nature’s white candles of hope
remind us of your birth
and light our journey
through Lent and beyond.

‘A green heart’, by Kate McIlhagga

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Green Heart of the Snowdrop


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A Six-Week Challenge (PDF download)

… to care more for creation

Various contributors

Digital download: A six-week challenge to care more for God’s ‘big book’, creation. With each week exploring a particular environmental theme, each day presents a fact, a challenge relevant to the fact, and a Bible passage, prayer or poem for reflection.

The six-week challenge can be taken at any time of the year. If you choose to follow it during Lent, there are extra resources included for Holy Week. There is also a section for groups, designed to help folk support each other and reflect together on their experience of taking the challenge.

Taken from the book A Heart for Creation, by Chris Polhill.

38 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book A Heart for Creation


For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads


Lent and Easter books

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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

We have a few copies left of this very popular calendar, so we are offering them at a reduced price of £4 plus p+p.

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


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