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This week we have a new download meditating on John 21:1–14, and we suggest resources for the International Days for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st) and Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (March 25th). There are also some more downloads suggested for Lent.

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New download

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Other Fish to Fry (PDF download)

A meditation on John 21:1–14

Sandra Sears

Digital download: A poetic meditation on John 21:1–14, the breakfast by the lake after Jesus’ resurrection, and the other ‘fish he had to fry’ during his life.

They tried to nail you down
to synagogue and Temple,
but instead you took to the streets
you had other fish to fry.

They tried to confine you
to doctrine and law,
especially the ones about purity,
but instead you touched lepers
and ate with sinners
you had other fish to fry …

Rev’d Sr. Sandra Sears CSBC is a Local Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Willochra in rural South Australia, and a member of the Community of Sts Barnabas and Cecilia. As well as writing poetry, stories and liturgical resources, she is a composer of songs and hymns.

2 pages.

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Recently published

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Liturgical resources for February, March and April including Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Spring is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of February, March and April. It includes prayers, responses, stories, songs, poems, liturgies, reflections, scripts and monologues for the major Christian festivals and fast days of Lent and Holy Week, as well as for Candlemas, Fair Trade Fortnight and Earth Day. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

Bless to us, O God,
the fragility of snowdrops,
the blossoming of orchards,
the dancing of bees.

Bless to us, O God,
the smudge of ashes,
the Lenten journey,
the blazing Easter fire.

Bless and silence us with wonder,
O God of hope and justice.
Gift us with courage.
Warm and quicken us with love.

Ruth Burgess

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Resources about racial discrimination and slavery

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Racial Justice (PDF download)

A reflection and a prayer

Iain & Isabel Whyte

Digital download: A reflection and a prayer relating to racism and the need to work for racial justice. 6 pages.

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Common ground: an act of witness against racism download transspaser

Common ground: an act of witness against racism (PDF download)

Yousouf Gooljary-Wright & Stanley Hope


Digital download: a liturgy which is an act of witness against racism. Taken from the book The Pattern of Our Days, by Kathy Galloway. 7 pages.

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From Slavery to Freedom (PDF download)

A liturgy of repentance, commemoration and commitment

Iain Whyte

Digital download: A service to remember the evils of the Atlantic slave trade and celebrate the lives of those many unsung people who contributed to emancipation. But there are still millions of slaves in the world today and part of the service is an invitation to commit to being 21st-century abolitionists, working for freedom from slavery in our time. Taken from the book Holy Ground by Neil Paynter & Helen Boothroyd. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


More downloads for Lent

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Waiting for the Light (PDF download)

Keeping a journal of reflection during Lent

Rebeka Maples

Digital download: Some reflections and a word for each week of Lent, as an aid to meditating on the meaning of this season and with the possibility of keeping a journal of reflection. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Lead Me into Life with You (PDF download)

Short prayers for Lent and Holy Week

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A short, insightful prayer for each Sunday of Lent and for each day of Holy Week. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Lenten Reflections (PDF download)

On thirteen lesser-reported followers of Jesus’ Passion

Rosemary Power

Digital download: Reflections for Lent on various biblical characters - some not so well known - all involved in some way or other with the Passion of Jesus. Includes three Josephs, two seekers (Martha and Joanna), three Simons, two Judases and three Marys. 41 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Jesus is Back (PDF download)

Lent and Easter resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A selection of resources for Lent and Easter for children and young people, arising from the work of Janet Lees as Chaplain of Silcoates School, Wakefield. Janet uses her own ‘remembered Bible’ method to help people reclaim the Bible as their own. 24 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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The Bread of Life (PDF download)

An all-age communion for Lent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: Another fun all-age service, this time for Lent, focusing on bread and including a drama script and a child-friendly communion service. 14 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


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Iona Calendar 2019 download transspaser

Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

We have a few copies left of this very popular calendar, so we are offering them at a reduced price of £4 plus p+p.

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.

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