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New this week is another all-age worship download from Nancy Cocks and a download of stories for Advent by Tom Gordon from one of his books. We also make some suggestions for Iona-related 'giftie things' (mainly books).

Photo © David Coleman


New downloads

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God’s Family First
(PDF download)

All-age worship for the first Sunday of Advent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: An all-age service for Advent centred on light. It incorporates another of Nancy's 'Fergie the Frog' stories as a script.

Nancy Cocks is a former Deputy Warden of Iona Abbey, currently serving as the minister of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Nancy is the author of several books, including Invisible We See You and Growing Up With God.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Stories for Advent Cycle Cdownload transspaser

Stories for Advent (Cycle C)
(PDF download)

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day, taken from Tom's book A Blessing to Follow. These stories relate to lectionary cycle C and offer reflections on life and faith that help us to be aware of familiar things in a new and imaginative way.

Tom Gordon is a retired Church of Scotland minister and former hospice chaplain with Marie Curie Cancer Care, Edinburgh. He is the author of several books.

20 pages

For more information and to see a sample



Some Iona-related giftie things

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Iona: Images and Reflections

Photos of the island with words

Neil Paynter & David Coleman

A book of full-colour photographs – with accompanying short reflections, prayers, poems and stories – of the Abbey, Iona’s white sand beaches, the pilgrimage around the island, seabirds, highland cattle, tracks and roads, boats and nets, kitchen pots, footprints in the sand, cotton grass bending in the breeze – and more.

For more information and to see a sample


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A Pilgrim’s Guide to Iona Abbey

Chris Polhill

This guidebook with colour photographs takes you around the church and cloisters of Iona Abbey, giving you background information on the main features and providing suggestions for reflection and prayer at each point. Also included are some stories about the Abbey and life in community from Iona Community members.

For more information and to see a sample


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Iona – A Map

The Iona Community

‘I sometimes take this map out – when I’ve been away from Iona for far too long a time – and read it like a poetry book …' This reproduction of the original 1983 map published by the Iona Community evokes the history and poetry of the isle of Iona, even for those who will never make the physical journey. It is both for practical use and for taking you back to the sacred isle.

For more information and to see a sample


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A Wee Book of Iona Poems

Kenneth Steven

These haiku-like poems arise out of Kenneth Steven’s perception of the Iona landscape. They have the sense of wonder, seeing, and being in the moment that many of us experience when spending time on this jewel-like island in a turquoise sea.

For more information and to see a sample



Resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies


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