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Resources for the Feast of Christ the King

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Prayer of Approach for Christ The King (PDF download)

David J M Coleman

Digital download: A thoughtful prayer of approach for celebrating the Feast of Christ the King.

3 pages

David Coleman is a member of the Iona Community, a digital artist and the Environmental Chaplain for Eco-Congregation Scotland.

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Resources for Christ the King (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: A liturgy, responses, a reading and a song for the Feast of Christ the King (last Sunday before Advent). Taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

7 pages

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Christ the King / The Reign of God download transspaser

Christ the King / The Reign of God (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, responses, drama scripts, liturgies and a reflection for the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess.

13 pages

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More books for Advent & Christmas

For all Advent and Christmas books

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Going Home Another Way

Daily readings and resources for Christmastide

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter

Resources for Christmastide to help you hear God’s Word through the commercialism of the season, the propaganda of the times; and to glimpse the sacred in the secular.

Bible readings, reflections and worship resources from Iona Community members and associates – Helen Boothroyd, Ruth Burgess, David Coleman and Zam Walker, John Davies, Leith Fisher, Ian M Fraser, Kathy Galloway, Tom Gordon, John Harvey, Peter Millar, Jan Sutch Pickard, Norman Shanks, Thom Shuman, Alison Swinfen, Brian Woodcock.

May this book be a friend through the joy and euphoria of Christmas and New Year, and may it feed you, challenge you, in the in-between times. There are good-hearted, human companions here for our journey through this bewildering and beautiful world.

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Hay & Stardust

Resources for Christmas to Candlemas

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Hay & Stardust offers a collection of worship and meditation resources for the season of Christmastide – including Christmas Day, Holy Innocents’ Day, Winter and New Year, Epiphany, Homelessness Sunday and Candlemas. It also contains eight Christmas plays; props include puppets, knuckle-dusters, big flashes, sticking plasters, sacks and stars! You have been warned.

Just like its companion volume Candles & Conifers, which covers the period from All Saints’ to Christmas Eve, the material in this book has been contributed by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others and reflects their diverse experiences of life.

When sleet blinds you,
hail drowns out voices,
and snow hides your path,

may you discern in each flake
a star, image of the one
that guided the Magi,

and find that in the pain
of birth, death or change

there is a light
to guide you.

- From ‘Winter Blessing’ by Mary Palmer

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A call for contributions

Ruth Burgess is looking for material to include in a Summer Anthology which will be published by Wild Goose Publications in 2020. If you would like to contribute, please contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.
Deadline to receive contributions is November 30th 2019.


Recently published

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Sing But Keep On Walking

Readings, poems and prayers for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Sing But Keep On Walking moves between the islands of Mull and Iona and the hills of the West Bank and Jerusalem: places ‘on the edge’. And, like in Palestine two thousand years ago, that’s where God comes to us, in human form, as living Word, as light out of darkness.

‘I’m writing amid political chaos and climate crisis,’ says Jan, ‘with no easy answers … But we can speak truth to power, walk side by side, sing justice. We can live an alternative.’

O God, you challenge us to pilgrimage,
and you walk with us on those journeys we did not choose.
Keep us singing: with joy, with courage, with hope.

Jan Sutch Pickard is a storyteller and poet living on the Isle of Mull. She is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, and volunteered with the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, serving on different occasions in two West Bank villages.

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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources vol. 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Another wide-ranging collection of resources, including material for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Holy Week.

Also includes a reflection, meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day; resources and ideas for remembering the Bible with women; prayers by and for kids; all-age resources for Pentecost and Ascension, and Christmastime; harvest prayers; a meditative look at climate change, the sacredness of all life and human responsibility; a blessing for a new car; stories and reflections for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel; a reflection and prayer on racial justice; prayers for Remembrance Sunday; a reflection, meditation, and ideas for taking action on homelessness …

Originally published as single digital downloads.

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Transgender. Christian. Human.

(Book & e-book)

Alex Clare-Young

Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church, says:

‘Transgender Christian Human is the story of my life as a transgender child and adult. Trans is an imperfect label but labels are, to some extent, necessary – especially when we choose them for ourselves. For me, being trans means moving towards a gender that varies from my sex assigned at birth. It also means moving between genders and critiquing the rigidity of gendered systems.’

Includes resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject.

In Transgender Christian Human Alex Clare-Young achieves that rare thing: making space for a reader to encounter a story which is both intimate and theologically potent. This book is not only timely and necessary, it is potentially life-saving. Clare-Young’s voice is wise, generous and fresh. A must-read for anyone interested in the intersections between faith, gender and the possibility of hope.
Canon Rachel Mann
Author of Dazzling Darkness

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