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A new download for Maundy Thursday and a reminder of some other Holy Week resources.

Photo © David Coleman

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A new download for Maundy Thursday

For all downloads for Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday – In the shadows download transspaser

Maundy Thursday – In the shadows (PDF download)

Elaine Gisbourne

Digital download: A Bible reading, a reflection and a prayer for Maundy Thursday, centred around a story of homelessness, shame and self-loathing from the author’s work as a Street Pastor. Taken from the book The Sun Slowly Rises, by Neil Paynter.

Elaine Gisbourne lives in the north-west of England and volunteers as a Street Pastor in Lancaster: it is frequently cold, often wet, but always inspiring. Elaine loves being taken by surprise by finding God in unexpected places.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample
For the complete book The Sun Slowly Rises
For the e-book version of The Sun Slowly Rises

More downloads for Holy Week & Easter

For all Lent and Easter downloads
For all Lent and Easter books
For all Lent and Easter e-books


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The Best of All Possible News (PDF download)

Resurrection monologues

Sarah Agnew

Digital download: Monologues by Mary, Thomas and Peter tell the story of the Resurrection.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Following the Light of God’s Spirit download transspaser

Following the Light of God’s Spirit (PDF download)

Worship and drama for Good Friday (and other Holy Week resources)

Tim Aldred

Digital download: Worship resources for Good Friday, including drama scripts, with some reflections/prayers for other days of Holy Week.

15 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Good Friday Dispersed Worship (PDF download)

A service of lamentation

Dave Broom

Digital download: A simple service of lamentation for Good Friday that can be used by groups of 10 or 12 people in various locations such as people’s homes or in different parts of a church building. From the book The Cross in the Marketplace.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Cross in the Marketplace


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Holy Saturday (PDF download)

A service of waiting and hope

Dave Broom

Digital download: A service of waiting and hope, built around the prophecies of Jeremiah and also linked to the theme of water and baptism. From the book The Cross in the Marketplace.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Cross in the Marketplace


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The Last Journey (PDF download)

A hymn for Good Friday

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A song about the suffering of Jesus, for use on Good Friday. Words only, to be sung to the tune ‘Iste confessor’, Poitiers Antiphoner, 1746.

Behold the Man! Betrayed, condemned, paraded;
stripped to the skin, humanity degraded;
spit on his cheeks and mocking crown set on his head –
sent on his way to death ……

1 page (6 verses)

For more information


Utterly Staggering download transspaser

Utterly Staggering (PDF download)

The story of the first Easter as a lyrical ballad

Richard Skinner

Digital download: Poet Richard Skinner refashions the Easter story as a lyrical ballad in the tradition of works such as ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. It provides a different and very readable way of approaching the events of the first Easter.

31 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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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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Some recent books

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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

When editor Neil Paynter called for contributions to Iona of My Heart he wrote:

‘I’m looking for those human stories from Iona. You know the ones – we all have them. Stories about different folk coming together – people from different countries and backgrounds. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Show why Iona and what the Iona Community does there is important to the world. Give it a human face.’

Four months of daily readings. Royalties to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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From Darkness to Eastering

(Book and e-book)

Bonnie B Thurston

Reflective, prayerful poems about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light.

‘You are in skilled hands here, so let yourself be carried along, ready to experience delight, or be jarred into discomfort. Above all ponder, weigh, take time. For each poem comes out of the quiet depths of a person who is a fellow pilgrim, illuminating the familiar with her own God-given insight.’

– Esther de Waal

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Pieces We Keep

Stories for the seasons

(Book and e-book)

Katie Munnik

A collection of short stories told by vivid voices that direct our gaze to life’s small details. They chart the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood, like the Christian and Jewish scriptures. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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