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A new download this week for the Feast of Christ the King, as well as some suggestions for Remembrance Sunday and Advent.

Photo © David Coleman


New download for Christ the King

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Prayer of Approach for Christ The King (PDF download)

David J M Coleman

Digital download: A thoughtful prayer of approach for the Feast of Christ the King. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For all Christ the King Sunday downloads


Resources for Remembrance Day

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Remembrance (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, a short liturgy and a reflection for use on Remembrance Day. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Winter: Liturgical resources for November, December and January

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Martinmas/St Martin’s Day (PDF download)

An alternative liturgy for Remembrance Day

Rosemary Power

Digital download: A reflection on war and remembrance based on the ancient feast of Martinmas, 11th November. It draws on the Life of the fourth-century Martin of Tours, a conscripted soldier turned monk, and uses as a focus images from the ninth-century Saint Martin’s cross on Iona, to respond to contemporary situations.

The package consists of a service with illustrations, a PowerPoint file of the photos for projection, and a text-only version of the service for use if needed.

Rosemary Power is a member of the Iona Community who has been in pastoral, sector and congregational ministries; and is the Iona Prayer Circle Coordinator. She writes and speaks on the history of Iona, spirituality and issues of social justice.

Service with illustrations: 22 pages
PowerPoint of photos: 7 slides
Text-only service: 19 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Remembering (PDF download)

Resources for Remembrance Sunday

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: Four sets of words for Remembrance Sunday (some with roles for 3 or 4 speakers), plus a poem/reflection. Taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Dirt, Mess and Danger: Liturgies & Worship Resources


An Advent download

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Voices of Longing, Glimpses of Hope (PDF download)

A script for six voices for the beginning of an Advent service

Elaine Gisbourne

Digital download: A script for six voices to use at the beginning of an Advent service. Characters include a prophet, an elderly person, a young parent, a homeless young person, a refugee and Mary. 5 pages.

Elaine Gisbourne is a member of the Iona Community living in Lancaster. She is a physiotherapist, working in a local hospice, as well as a Spiritual Director, Street Pastor and campaigner for world development issues.

For more information and to see a sample

For all Advent & Christmas downloads



Don't forget the Iona Calendar

— good for Christmas presents

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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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