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Another new book will be arriving from the printer this week, but in the meantime here is a new download: a musical Christmas introit from Philip Fox.

Photo © David Coleman


New download

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Jesus Comes (PDF download)

A Christmas introit

Philip Fox

Digital download: A Christmas introit with two different tunes provided (full score) – from one of the Iona Abbey musicians.

In the darkness of the night Jesus came.
In the depths of our despair he appeared.
In the midst of human wrong right shone out.
A star gave light, a babe was born, a world to save …

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Philip Fox songs


More Advent & Christmas books

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Good News of Great Joy

Daily readings for Advent from around the world

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

Daily readings for Advent from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community in various different countries around the world. The reflections point us to places and people where the light of God’s presence shines, often – surprising as it may seem – brightly. Their insights enable us to walk more creatively and compassionately in our own local situations, and to discover that the light is sometimes present where we least expect it.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Hay & Stardust

Resources for Christmas to Candlemas

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

This companion volume to Candles & Conifers is 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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Daily devotions for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

Daily readings for the four weeks of Advent. ‘Reading one of Thom’s books is like walking and talking with a friend. Someone who understands the fragility and failings of being human (and himself) but who continues to laugh, and to hope and work for the coming of the Light.’

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Advent & Christmas downloads

For all Advent & Christmas books


Recent publications

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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day.

Services rooted in church, community, home and school life. So – as always with the Iona Community – worship which is contextual, with a strong justice and peace edge. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

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Open Our Hearts

Daily prayers for Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ann Gerondelis

Open Our Hearts is a series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week. Ann’s images are icon-like in their depth and focus; her prayers are poetic and prophetic. Follow this special and very original book through Lent and Holy Week to open up space to meet God anew; and to open our hearts to God’s all-inclusive love and the call to feed the hungry, work for peace and build communities of love.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Ann's previous book, Open Our Eyes, Daily Prayers for Advent


Don't forget the Iona Calendar

— good for Christmas presents

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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information

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