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New seasonal downloads


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Spring in February (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Two poems, two prayers and a reflection for celebrating the start of Spring in February. Taken from the book Spring, by Ruth Burgess.

Contents:
The coming of spring (poem), by Kathy Crawford
St Bridget (poem), by Judy Dinnen
As the days lengthen (prayer), by Jan Sutch Pickard
Through frozen ground (reflection), by Rebeka Maples
February is blessed (prayer), by Sarah Pascoe

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Fair Trade Fortnight (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: A song (words and music) and a reflection for Fair Trade Fortnight, taken from the book Spring, by Ruth Burgess.

Contents:
To love God is to love each other (song: words and music), by Ruth Bamforth
Ordinary tea (reflection), by Judy Dinnen.

4 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Books for Lent

For all Lent & Easter books
For all Lent & Easter downloads


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Open Our Hearts

Daily prayers for Lent & Holy Week

Ann Gerondelis

A series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week, to invite reflection, contemplation and action in the world.

Ann’s images are icon-like in their depth and focus; her prayers are poetic and prophetic.

Follow this special and very original book through Lent and Holy Week to open up space to meet God anew; and to open our hearts to God’s all-inclusive love and the call to feed the hungry, work for peace and build communities of love.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Dancing in the Desert

Prayers and reflections for Lent

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother’s Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources.

As you take a deep breath and submerge yourself in the waters; as you rise wet and warned and welcome, prepared to walk into Lent, hear this:

You are loved by God.
Each and every one of you:
cherished, adored, liked –
just as you are.

God loves you,
Jesus loves you,
the Spirit loves you:
Three-in-One.
No exceptions.

Follow Christ’s footsteps,
walk into the wilderness –
and dance in the desert.

Beloved of God,
come on a journey.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Recently published


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The Kentigern Way

A life and Lakeland pilgrimage

(Book & e-book)

Stephen G Wright

The Kentigern Way is a guide to a pilgrimage route in one of the most majestic landscapes in the UK, that of the Lake District, which is rich in beauty, nature and history.

More than this, it provides an historical backdrop to St Kentigern and the region, cutting through myths and assumptions to examine the reality of emerging 6th-century Christianity in ‘Britannia’. Kentigern is also known as St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, although his influence goes far beyond that city.

This book also discusses what pilgrimage is (and how it differs from tourism) and provides suggestions on how to enrich the pilgrimage experience through guided reflections and prayers.

Historians will enjoy the honest assessment of Kentigern’s life and some revealing asides about the reality of Celtic culture. Walkers will find an enthralling travel guide and a beautiful, manageable route. Contemplatives will be encouraged by the emphasis on listening and stillness. And I challenge anyone not to be inspired and intrigued by the thoughtfulness and love that have gone into researching and producing this unusual and compelling work.
James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle

Stephen Wright had a long and distinguished nursing career in practice and academia before developing an interest in the connection between spirituality and wellbeing. As a result, he co-founded the Sacred Space Foundation, based in Cumbria, which supports those in spiritual crisis. He is an ordained interfaith minister, a spiritual director and a member of the Iona Community.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Sing But Keep On Walking

Readings, poems and prayers for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Sing But Keep On Walking moves between the islands of Mull and Iona and the hills of the West Bank and Jerusalem: places ‘on the edge’. And, like in Palestine two thousand years ago, that’s where God comes to us, in human form, as living Word, as light out of darkness.

‘I’m writing amid political chaos and climate crisis,’ says Jan, ‘with no easy answers … But we can speak truth to power, walk side by side, sing justice. We can live an alternative.’

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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