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Step softly into your weeping world,
incarnate God;
embrace it in your love.
Bring light into broken lives,
warmth into frozen hearts,
hope to those at war.
May your peace pervade every place.

From ‘Step Softly’ by Carol Dixon in Hay & Stardust

This is our last newsletter until January, so we wish you all a very joyful Christmas and we thank you once again for your support over the past year.

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Beyond Christmas

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Winter and New Year (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, prayers and responses for the season, taken from the book Hay & Stardust by Ruth Burgess. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a list of contents

For the complete book Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas


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The Best Gift Ever (PDF download)

Worshipping with the Magi

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: An all-age service for starting a new year, focusing on the Magi’s visit to Jesus and the amazing gifts they brought, and how to choose a gift for God for the coming year – a kind of new year’s resolution from the heart. Includes a story about Sherman the dog and a short activity involving paper hearts. 10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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January 1st (PDF download)

Brian Woodcock

Digital download: A Bible reading, a reflection and a prayer on the theme of new beginnings. Taken from the book Going Home Another Way, by Neil Paynter.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Going Home Another Way: Daily readings and resources for Christmastide


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The Same Old Way? (PDF download)

A liturgy for a new year

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A call to begin a new year with the intention to live in a different way. Let us be willing to take risks, to be open, to use for good the opportunities that are presented to us. 10 pages.

May we not keep our blessings,
but give them away:
so that others might learn new dance steps,
so children might be fed,
so bridges might be built
and so grace may flow to all in your world.

For more information and to see a sample


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Enter With Joy (PDF+PPT download)

A Communion liturgy for Epiphany

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Communion liturgy for celebrating Epiphany, encouraging recognition of the presence of God and the radical possibilities flowing from that understanding.

There is also a PDF-only version of this download and a PowerPoint-only version.

7 pages/26 slides

For more information and to see a sample

For the PDF-only version

For the PowerPoint-only version


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January 6th (PDF download)

An all-age celebration for Epiphany

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A liturgy and suggested activities for an Epiphany service or party, on the theme of ‘following your star’, of travelling with God the adventure of life. Taken from the book Going Home Another Way, by Neil Paynter. 8 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Going Home Another Way: Daily readings and resources for Christmastide


For all Advent & Christmas downloads

For all Advent & Christmas books


Christmas downloads

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Recent publications

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Fig Trees and Furnaces

Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Fig Trees and Furnaces, based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations (Genesis to Nehemiah).

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Olives and Obligations: Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Genesis to Nehemiah


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The Light which Illumines the World (PDF download)

Readings, reflections and prayers for the four weeks of Advent

Peter Millar

Digital download: Readings, reflections and prayers for each of the four weeks of Advent, from a former warden of Iona Abbey. 13 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies


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Open Our Hearts

Daily prayers for Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ann Gerondelis

Open Our Hearts is a series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week. Ann’s images are icon-like in their depth and focus; her prayers are poetic and prophetic. Follow this special and very original book through Lent and Holy Week to open up space to meet God anew; and to open our hearts to God’s all-inclusive love and the call to feed the hungry, work for peace and build communities of love.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Ann's previous book, Open Our Eyes, Daily Prayers for Advent


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Gifts for Christmas?


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The Sound of Iona (CD)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For more information and to listen to a sample

(Also available as an audio download)


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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


Iona: A Map

Flat version – can be used as a poster

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: I gaze at the beautiful artwork and place names: ‘Sacred hollow’, ‘The old man’s hill’, ‘Port of the coracle’ ‘Bay at the back of the ocean’, ‘White strand of the monks’, ‘Port of black stones’, ‘The pigeons’ cave’ … Reading the map takes me back to all the magical and life-changing times I’ve had on Iona. It somehow helps me to find myself again and to rekindle the wonder.’

Supplied rolled in a cardboard mailing tube.

For more information and to see a sample

(Also available in a folded version)

 

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