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Downloads for Advent & Christmas

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

For all Advent and Christmas books


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Blue Christmas (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Liturgies, prayers, reflections and a song for Blue Christmas, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess.

21 pages

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Liturgies and Prayer Practices for Advent (PDF Download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Liturgies and prayer practices taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

Contents:
Advent is for everyone – four all-age liturgies and activities, by Ruth Burgess
The coming King – meditative services for each week in Advent, by Margaret Harvey
Waiting and longing – a daily prayer practice, by Annie Heppenstall and Ray Gaston.

23 pages

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Christmas Plays (PDF Download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Eight plays taken from the book Hay & Stardust, by Ruth Burgess.

64 pages

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Advent Nudges (PDF download)

A daily discipline of Bible readings and short prayers for Advent and Christmas

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A programme of suggested Bible readings and short prayers for Advent and Christmas that will help you create a few minutes of reflection for each day of this season.

16 pages

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An Infinity of Stars (PDF Download)

Daily prayers for Advent

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: Short haiku-style reflections/prayers for each day of Advent evoked by the biblical readings for the days – ‘a stumbling, wondering journey through this season in which we prepare for “the Word made flesh”.’

9 pages

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The Longest Night (PDF Download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service to be held on or near the longest night of the year, taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

4 pages

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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.
Amen

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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