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This week we have a new Communion service for Lent from Iona Community member Pat Bennett, along with another download from Ruth Burgess's Moments of Our Nights and Days.

There is also now an e-book version of Bruce Ball's The Landscape Below. Instead of selling separate formats of this e-book we are just providing one package containing all three formats, which is more straighforward and, we hope, will be more convenient, as you will be able to use whichever format is most suitable for the device you are using at any particular time.

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New download for Lent

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Walking the Wilderness
(PDF and PPT download)

A Communion liturgy for the season of Lent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Communion service for Lent, focusing on journeying through the desert, exploring our own uncharted places and making new choices for the future. Available as a PDF, a PowerPoint or a combined PDF+PowerPoint.

7 pages / 21 slides.

For more information and to see a sample PDF version

PowerPoint version

Combined PDF+PowerPoint version

All Lent and Easter downloads


New e-book

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The Landscape Below

Soil, soul and agriculture


Bruce C Ball

Aimed at all concerned about the environment, this book presents a radical vision of the future of farming and community life, based on hidden insights from the life and spirit of the soil and on the author’s experiences of growing up in the small agricultural community of Clatt in North-East Scotland.

Bruce Ball is a soils specialist with a research and consultancy career spanning 35 years. His regular contact with soil in the field and with farmers has led to a deep understanding of the critical importance of soil to our future survival.

Humanity is trashing the world’s soils by the billion tonne, though all terrestrial life depends on it. Bruce Ball shows that we have the techniques to restore what’s left – but that most of all we need a spiritual shift: to recover our sense of empathy with the biosphere. We need to dig deep – not into the soil but into our own psyche.
Colin Tudge, biologist, author and co-founder of The Campaign for Real Farming

An autobiography of the soil written autobiographically by a son of the soil … This is a book that should be piled high in every retail outlet concerned with food and agriculture. I also commend it as an outstanding text for study and meditation, especially for church members and those in Ecocongregations in Britain, Ireland and beyond that seek the deeper spiritual meaning of their calling.
Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul

For more information and to see a sample

For the print edition



Another download from Moments of Our Nights and Days

Bits and pieces for baptisms, dedications, blessings and naming ceremonies download transspaser

Bits and pieces for baptisms, dedications, blessings and naming ceremonies
(PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, reflections, responses, liturgies, songs, poems and practical actions suitable for use in baptisms, naming ceremonies, blessings etc. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess.

25 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For information on the whole book Moments of Our Nights and Days

E-book Moments of Our Nights and Days



Resources for Lent and Easter



Downloadable liturgies, prayers, reflections etc

Lent and Easter books and resources





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