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Transgender Day of Remembrance download transspaser

Transgender Day of Remembrance (PDF download)

… and extra resources

Alex Clare-Young

Digital download: An act of remembrance and a sermon for Transgender Day of Remembrance, plus some extra resources including a prayer activity, a song, prayers and a reimagining of the Genesis creation stories. Taken from Alex’s book Transgender Christian Human.

Transgender Day of Remembrance – an act of remembrance and a sermon
Who Am I? – a prayer activity enabling reflection and discernment regarding one’s identity
New Life in You – song (words and music)
– In the beginning God created all things
– Prayer based on Jeremiah 18
– A prayer for a parent
The Creation of the Earthlings – a reimagining of the Genesis creation stories reconsidering the translation of gender.

Alex Clare-Young is the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church and is the author of Transgender Christian Human.

17 pages

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Ash Wednesday download transspaser

Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Liturgies, reflections and prayers for Ash Wednesday, from the book Spring, by Ruth Burgess.

Ash Wednesday Eve (Shrove Tuesday) (reflection), by Thom M Shuman
Collect for Ash Wednesday (Isaiah 58:1–12) (prayer), by Kathy Galloway
Remember that you are dust (reflection), by Mary Hanrahan
The time for ashing (responsive prayer), by Jenny Wilson
An Ash Wednesday service (liturgy), by Thom M Shuman
Have compassion on us: An Ash Wednesday liturgy (liturgy), by Ruth Burgess & Sally Foster-Fulton
We don’t like Ash Wednesday (reflection), by Thom M Shuman
Help us turn (prayer), by James Hart Brumm
Your mercy is so huge (Psalm 51) (responsive prayer), by James Hart Brumm
Companions (reflection), by Thom M Shuman

20 pages

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A timely download

Beyond Brexit download transspaser

Beyond Brexit (PDF download)

Prayers at a time of division, by members of the Iona Community

Rosemary Power (ed)

Digital download: Reflections and prayers at a time of division, from the Iona Community. Includes perspectives on the environment, the Northern Irish/Irish border, the economy and workers’ rights, academia and from those in other countries in Europe and beyond.

25 pages

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For Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January

Readings for Holocaust Memorial Day download transspaser

Readings for Holocaust Memorial Day (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings for use on Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) or at other times of the year, taken from various Wild Goose Publications’ books and with some original material.

12 pages

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The Silence of God download transspaser

The Silence of God (PDF download)

A reflection, meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day

Isabel Smyth

Digital download: A reflection and a short meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day addressing the often apparent silence or absence of God in desperate or unjust situations. This is a question not just for those who live through such events but also for all of us as we see on our TV screens the violence and atrocities taking place in many parts of the world.

4 pages

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Books for Lent

For all Lent & Easter books
For all Lent & Easter downloads

Open Our Hearts transspaser

Eggs and Ashes

Practical & liturgical resources for Lent and Holy Week

Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill

Suitable for group worship or personal reflection, and with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, this is a collection to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years.
Includes a Lent discipline for those who care about the environment, liturgies, responses, prayers, poems, reflections, meditations, stories, stations of the cross, sermons, monologues and songs, with some all-age resources – 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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Stages on the Way

Worship Resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Wild Goose Worship Group

Prayers, meditations, litanies, readings, responses, scripts, symbolic actions and more, tracing Jesus' road to the cross through Lent, Holy Week and Easter. These are worship resources that enable people to sense the hope, apprehension and joy of Easter as felt by Jesus' friends. The range and diversity offers a unique source of elements for lay and clergy worship planners and enablers. All of the material has been used in celebrations and services of public worship, but most has not published elsewhere.

For more information

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Lent & Easter Readings from Iona

Neil Paynter

Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and penitence but it also offers an opportunity to see the world afresh, with a new sense of wonder. These readings encourage us not only to regard ourselves with a healthy realism, so that we can accept responsibility for our shortcomings, but also recognise the nature and purposes of God and the never-ending renewal of possibility, both within ourselves and in the world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Recently published

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The Kentigern Way

A life and Lakeland pilgrimage

(Book & e-book)

Stephen G Wright

The Kentigern Way is a guide to a pilgrimage route in one of the most majestic landscapes in the UK, that of the Lake District, which is rich in beauty, nature and history.

More than this, it provides an historical backdrop to St Kentigern and the region, cutting through myths and assumptions to examine the reality of emerging 6th-century Christianity in ‘Britannia’. Kentigern is also known as St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, although his influence goes far beyond that city.

Historians will enjoy the honest assessment of Kentigern’s life and some revealing asides about the reality of Celtic culture. Walkers will find an enthralling travel guide and a beautiful, manageable route. Contemplatives will be encouraged by the emphasis on listening and stillness. And I challenge anyone not to be inspired and intrigued by the thoughtfulness and love that have gone into researching and producing this unusual and compelling work.
James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle

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For the e-book version

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