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A big thank you to all of our customers who are so generously donating to the appeal to refurbish Iona Abbey. We hope you will come to visit when it's up and running again (but not all at once!).

And thank you for continuing to buy our books, downloads and other items. Your support means a lot to us and ensures that we can continue to produce these materials. We are working hard on some new publications, coming soon, but in the meantime a fresh look at a couple of books from the past.

Photo © David Coleman


Two from the past

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Bare Feet and Buttercups

Resources for Ordinary Time - Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the summer period of Ordinary Time - prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. While offering resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration, including Father's Day, Saints' days and Lammastide, much of the material can be used at other times during the year as well.


Bright yellow in the morning light.
A field chock-full of them.
What a year for dandelions!

A flower that opens wholly,
holds nothing back.
Exposed and vulnerable,
it offers all it's got;
a sign of life fully lived,
a pathway to the kingdom.

Beautiful in the sunlight.
Smiling back at their Creator.

Paul Heppleston

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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A Time to Mend

Reflections in uncertain times

(Book and e-book)

Peter Millar

It is easy to domesticate God, but when we do that we disconnect the Christian faith from the struggles, hopes and possibilities of the world around us. In A Time to Mend Peter Millar seeks to reaffirm that fundamental connection between belief in God and commitment to and awareness of God's world; to affirm God's justice and goodness in our globalised society where many are marginalised, and where integrity and compassion often seem to be overshadowed by the need for economic growth.

A Time to Mend is a call to recommit ourselves to the way of love in our uncertain times - to reconnect with the depths of our own souls and celebrate the hope which continues to lie at the heart of our human family.

The single heartbeat

Across our world
upon the just and unjust they fall -
these markers of our age:
missiles from on high,
birthed in technology at a cost of millions.

And only when we hear the cries of pain
and make them our own,
will we meet the One who,
in holding all our tears,
draws us into a single heartbeat.

For against all the odds,
and often in dark times,
that connecting of souls still propels
our uncertain human journeying
as it ceaselessly and silently moves
within the immensities of space.

Peter Millar is a former Warden of Iona Abbey and the best-selling author of several books, including An Iona Prayer Book, Finding Hope Again and Our Hearts Still Sing.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Fundraising items

Help the Iona Community raise £300,000 by the end of May in order to complete the renovation of Iona Abbey a year early! For more information …

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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

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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Iona Abbey Easter Worship (audio download)

A live recording of the journey through Holy Week

The Iona Community

A recording of worship in Iona Abbey from Holy Week and Easter Sunday from the 1990s. Pay only £1 ex VAT and kindly add a donation of your choice to the fund at checkout (just below the shopping cart).

Available as two audio downloads of approximately 60 MB each

For more information and list of contents

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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Inspiring human stories from Iona – of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Four months of daily readings. Royalties go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Some recent books

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Known Unknowns

100 contemporary texts to common tunes


John L Bell & Graham Maule

One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes.

Hymns, songs and psalm paraphrases by John Bell and Graham Maule - intentionally words only - to respond to the need in rural and urban areas where a paucity of musical skill or leadership prevents congregations from singing little other than traditional texts. Each item is married to one or more tunes in any congregation's repertoire.

John and Graham have revised some previously published texts which were set to dedicated tunes and included over 50 hitherto unpublished texts, all of which have been 'road-tested'. In subject matter, they cover a wide range of pastoral concerns, including abuse, change, illness, dismay and healing. There is also a range of hymns on civic life, social justice and interfaith matters, as well as a healthy selection of songs on the life and ministry of Jesus and texts for the liturgical seasons.

For more information and to see a sample

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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)

New prayers, in the 'Celtic' tradition, for the whole of life - for starting an engine, 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, and more ...

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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