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Another new liturgy for Harvest Festival this week, from poet and Iona Community member Joy Mead. There's also a reminder of some resources relating to refugees – such a pressing issue at the moment. And again we have some links to material for marking the International Day of Peace on September 21st.

Photo: Just before sunrise © David Coleman


New download

In the Beginning download transspaser

In the Beginning …
(PDF download)

A liturgy for Harvest Festival

Joy Mead

Digital download: A service for celebrating Harvest with an emphasis on the importance of seeds and soil, and reminding us that hunger isn't caused by scarcity but by injustice.

11 pages

Fore more information and to see a sample



About refugees

Refugee Evensong download transspaser

Refugee Evensong
(PDF download)

Woolman House Community

Digital download: A liturgy relating to refugees, in which the congregation is encouraged to enter into the experience of persecution, flight and exile, and to put faith into practice. Taken from the book Holy Ground by Neil Paynter & Helen Boothroyd.

5 pages.

Fore more information and to see a sample


A Short Liturgy of Hospitality download transspaser

A Short Liturgy of Hospitality
(PDF download)

John Harvey

Digital download: A liturgy with a special emphasis on asylum seekers and refugees.

3 pages.

Fore more information and to see a sample


It Wasn't the Nails download transspaser

It Wasn’t the Nails
(PDF download)

A reflection and prayers on the cross

David Rhodes

Digital download: It’s easy to think of the Crucifixion as something that happened a long time ago. But for some people every day is Good Friday. People forced into poverty, those who are homeless. Those seeking asylum. People crushed by debt and treated with contempt by the powerful. Jesus is crucified today in their suffering.

9 pages.

Fore more information and to see a sample


Links to resources for the International Day of Peace, 21st September

Live in the Light (PDF download)

Swords into Ploughshares (PDF download)

Victory and Peace or Justice and Peace? (Study DVD from Living the Questions)

Peace Liturgy for a Wet Day (PDF download)

Justice and Peace (PDF download)

Justice and Peace Service (Iona Abbey) (PDF download)

Justice and Peace Prayers (Iona Abbey) (PDF download)

Making Peace in Practice and Poetry (book)
E-book version

We Will Seek Peace and Pursue It (book)
E-book version


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