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Transgender Christian Human transspaser

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.

I believe that we are called to live in relationship and continual, open conversation not only with those who mirror us but also with those who are other to us. As a trans person, I have experienced that call as both blessing and curse; both injury and cure. I have lived through the pain of feeling that there is no one quite like me and I have lived in the joy of sharing differences and similarities with those who are open to talk about their amazingly diverse life stories.

Parts of this book are incredibly sad. Others are full of joy. Some are even pretty funny. I hope that the result is an honest and authentic reflection of being transgender, Christian and human. I have included resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject. I hope the book helps you to understand yourself and your friends, colleagues and family a little better – and that it acts as a mirror to reflect a different way of being.

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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Books for Advent

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Advent Readings from Iona transspaser

Advent Readings from Iona

Celebrate Christmas with reflections and prayers for each day of Advent

(Book & e-book)

Brian Woodcock & Jan Sutch Pickard

Christ of the cosmos, living Word,
come to heal and save …
Incognito, in our streets,
beneath the concrete,
between the cracks,
behind the curtains, within the dreams,
in ageing memories, in childhood wonder,
in secret ponds, in broken hearts,
in Bethlehem stable, still small voice,
Word of God, amongst us.

Celebrate Christmas with reflections and prayers for each day of Advent. This effective antidote to the commercialism of the festive season can be used for individual meditation or group worship. The authors are former Wardens of Iona Abbey and the MacLeod Centre on the Isle of Iona.

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Cloth for the Cradle transspaser

Cloth for the Cradle

Worship resources and readings for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany


Wild Goose Worship Group

Litanies, meditations, monologues, poems, prayers, readings, scripts and symbolic actions – a wealth of worship resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany from the Wild Goose Worship Group from which participative worship can be shaped. These resources aid the rediscovery of the stories of Christ's birth through adult eyes.

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Hear My Cry

A daily prayer book for Advent


Ruth Burgess

Hear My Cry is a daily prayer book for Advent which can also be used as a prayer journal. It takes its inspiration from the Advent antiphons – a group of prayers that reflect on the character and activities of God.

The format for each day includes a Bible verse, an Advent cry and suggestions for prayer. The pages can be added to and personalised, with line drawings that can be coloured in and space to add your own pictures, reflections and prayers. It is a book to use on busy days and on quieter days, as time and circumstances allow.

Instructions for three workshops are also included to enable Advent themes to be explored in a group setting.

We enter the season of Advent with hope, seeking a space to wonder, to explore, to grieve, to smile, to remember, to sit still, to bring our cries to God.

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For Remembrance Day

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Martinmas/Saint Martin’s Day download transspaser

Martinmas/Saint Martin’s Day (PDF with PPT download)

An alternative liturgy for Remembrance Day, 11th November

Rosemary Power

Digital download: A reflection on war and remembrance based on the ancient feast of Martinmas, 11th November. It draws on the Life of the fourth-century Martin of Tours, a conscripted soldier turned monk, and uses as a focus images from the ninth-century Saint Martin’s cross on Iona, to respond to contemporary situations.

The package consists of a service with illustrations, a PowerPoint file of the photos for projection, and a text-only version of the service for use if needed.

Service with illustrations: 22 pages
PowerPoint of photos: 7 slides
Text-only service: 19 pages

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Prayers for Remembrance Sunday download transspaser

Prayers for Remembrance Sunday (PDF download)

Roddy Cowie

Digital download: Three prayers for Remembrance Sunday, recalling not only the victims and survivors of the big wars of the last century but also all the conflicts, large and small, of our present world, and asking for help in the task of allowing love to overcome hatred and creating peace.

7 pages

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