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O God, your Spirit deeply connects us to you
and to each other.
Potential surrounds us.
Yet, we are struck by news of pain,
separation and injustice –
day after day, hour after hour.
How do we respond
to the unrelenting horrors we call the news?
God, help us not grow silently numb
to pain and suffering –
or become eager to hear the latest.
Build us into a people
who authentically
and courageously
cry in pain…

From Open Our Hearts: Daily prayers for Lent and Holy Week, by Ann Gerondelis

Photo © David Coleman


Downloads for Lent & Easter

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A Story of Love (PDF download)

Worship resources for Holy Week

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: Prayers, responses, reflections, blessings for each day of Holy Week, with suggestions for liturgical actions and intercessions. Includes an all-age service for Good Friday with an activity. 23 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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These are the Friends (PDF download)

A song for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: Words of a song for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday, to be sung to the tune ‘Waly Waly’. 1 page (7 verses).

These are the friends that you asked to stay
and to keep watch with faithfulness:
they fell asleep, leaving you to pray
and failed you in your deep distress.

For more information

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Your Life in Us (PDF download)

Prayers on the seven words from the Cross

Peter Millar

Digital download: Each of the seven utterances of Jesus from the cross, together with a prayer reflecting on each. Peter is a former Warden of Iona Abbey. 4 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Love Wastefully and Save the World (PDF download)

A liturgy for the Monday of Holy Week

Sally Foster-Fulton with Ruth Burgess

Digital download: An original liturgy for the Monday of Holy Week (based on John 12:1–8, Jesus anointed at Bethany), to help worshippers enter the events of Holy Week in a way relevant to modern life. 7 pages.

‘Some had told her that her extravagant act had been wasteful, but she didn’t agree. I mean, how can you waste love? …’

For more information and to see a sample

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Maundy Thursday Meditation (PDF download)

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: A guided meditation for the night before the crucifixion, leading directly into Holy Communion. Taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Palm Sunday(PDF download)

Dave Broom

Digital download: A service for the day when Jesus demonstrates what his claim to messiahship really means and what his Kingdom is really about – for committing ourselves to the values of the upside-down Kingdom of the unlikely Messiah Jesus, who stands today in the heart of the military-industrial complex and declares: ‘Peace.’ Taken from the book The Cross in the Marketplace, by Dave Broom. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


Recently published

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Field With a View

Science and faith in a time of climate change

(Book & e-book)

Katharine M Preston

Katharine Preston challenges us to think more deeply about the human condition and our choices in this time of ever-increasing climate disturbance.

Moved by the landscapes surrounding her home, Wild Orchard Farm, and drawing on both her ecological and theological training, she writes for scientists leery of faith, people of faith who know and love the miracles of science, and anybody who shares the vision of the planet as a sacred community.

Fascinating theological reflection – grounded in the real world, and in the greatest crisis of our time on earth. I’m so glad someone is asking these questions.
Bill McKibben
Author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

There will be more books like this. There have to be. But read this one now, and be uplifted by Katharine’s sense of wonder, fed by her scientific and theological literacy, her experiential reasoning, and her realistic and timely passion for the Earth and all its creatures in this, our age of accelerating climate crisis.
David Coleman
Environmental Chaplain with Eco-Congregation Scotland

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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