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Only 27 years late, the Wild Goose Resource Group has at last published a CD of some of their songs for Lent, Easter and Pentecost from their book Enemy of Apathy. So we are very happy to announce it at last!

We also have some suggestions for resources for celebrating Candlemas and a link to material for Lent and Easter.

Photo © David Coleman


New music CD

Enemy of Apathy CD transspaser

Enemy of Apathy (CD)

Songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost

Wild Goose Collective & Hinba

John L Bell & Graham Maule of the Wild Goose Resource Group, together with fellow musicians, have made this recording of some of the songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost from their book Enemy of Apathy that haven't yet made it into other recorded collections.

The Wild Goose Collective is an ad hoc collection of assorted amateur singers who enjoy singing these songs and hope that others will be inspired to sing them too. Three of the songs feature an ensemble called Hinba, who interpret these songs in their own style.

For more information and to hear samples of tracks



Resources for Candlemas

Christingle Service download transspaser

(PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, responses, a song, play script and story for Candlemas, taken from the book Hay & Stardust by Ruth Burgess.

13 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Service for Candlemas, St Brigid, Imbolc download transspaser

A Service for Candlemas / St Brigid / Imbolc
(PDF download)

Annie Heppenstall & Carey Saleh

Digital download: A short, reflective service for Candlemas / St Brigid / Imbolc with readings, responses, participative actions and songs. There is also a section of explanatory notes for the leader.

9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Prayers for Lighting Candles download transspaser

Prayers for Lighting Candles
(PDF download)

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: Prayers that could form part of a daily discipline over a period of days or weeks. Prayers for individuals to use as petitions, intentions or thanksgivings, and intercessory prayers and blessings for others.

11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Resources for Lent and Easter

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies



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