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More about Iona

For all items about Iona

The Sound of Iona transspaser

The Sound of Iona (CD & audio download)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape of the island of Iona. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

For more information and to listen to a sample

For the audio download version


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The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & e-book)

Ewan Mathers

Ewan Mathers’ beautiful photographs depict in detail the carvings of the restored cloisters of Iona Abbey, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond, which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Iona Abbey Worship Book

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

A new edition (published 2017) which has been extensively revised and rearranged to include about 80% new material. The services draw on many traditions, including the Celtic, and aim to help us to be fully present to God, who is fully present to us – in our neighbour, in the political and social activity of the world around us, and in the very centre and soul of our being.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Around a Thin Place

An Iona pilgrimage guide

(Book & e-book)

Jane Bentley & Neil Paynter

A full-colour guide to the Iona Pilgrimage, both off-road and on-road, including a rich collection of readings, prayers, poems, photographs, songs, stories and reflections. For visitors to the island and ‘armchair pilgrims’ alike.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Outside the Safe Place

An oral history of the early years of the Iona Community

(Book & e-book)

Anne Muir

In 2004, the Iona Community became concerned that many of those who could bear witness to its early days were by then in their 70s or 80s. As a result, they commissioned an oral history project, so that their testimonies would not be lost. This book is based on the recordings of their stories.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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A Pilgrim’s Guide to Iona Abbey

(Book & e-book)

Chris Polhill

This guidebook with colour photographs takes you around the church and cloisters of Iona Abbey, giving you background information on the main features and providing suggestions for reflection and prayer at each point. Also included are some stories about the Abbey and life in community from Iona Community members.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Some recent downloads

Blessed Is the Love download transspaser

Blessed Is the Love (PDF download)

Seven blessings for a wedding or partnership

Martin Wroe


Digital download: Seven blessings for a wedding or partnership, with each stanza one line longer than the previous. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


In Shop Doorways and On Street Corners download transspaser

In Shop Doorways and On Street Corners (PDF download)

A reflection, meditation, and ideas for taking action on homelessness

Ewan Aitken

Digital download: A reflection and meditation on homelessness, together with some ideas for taking practical and political action. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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A call for contributions

We are looking for contributions for downloads relating to mental health. If you have any prayers, blessings, liturgies, reflections or other material that you would like to contribute to this project, please contact neil@ionabooks.com and use the subject-line Mental health. Deadline is September 1st. Thank you.

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Recently added

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Grace Will Walk Us Home

A daily discipline of Bible readings and short prayers

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

In over 30 years of ministry Thom Shuman had taught studies on just about every book in the Bible and had gone through the cycle of Sunday readings many times. He’d spent a lot of ‘professional’ time in the Bible, but realised he’d never really read the Bible from beginning to end to feed his spiritual life. So that’s what he did, each day discovering a word, phrase or verse which spoke to him, letting it play around in his mind, and then writing a short prayer or ‘nudge’. At the end of the year, he had 365 of them, which are shared with you here..

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Thom Shuman’s publications


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Whispers of Light

(Book & e-book)

Joy Mead

A new collection of poems from Joy Mead – ‘a book of moments, illuminated moments, those times when joy breaks through, when beauty amazes and goes some way towards healing.’

Joy’s poems celebrate what it is to be alive and also, perhaps, what it is to contemplate death.

‘… a poet of great sensitivity, a deeply religious poet, without being a Religious Poet. Her spirituality is grounded in the depths of ‘ordinary’ life – the extraordinary life.’
Ron Ferguson

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Joy Mead's publications


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