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A reminder of some of our resources for Lent this week.

Photo © David Coleman

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Downloads for the start of Lent

For all Lent and Easter downloads


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All-Age Service for Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Making and sharing pancakes

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A fun service for all that involves making pancakes (and eating them afterwards) and thinking about the journey of Lent that we are about to set out on.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Worship resources taken from the book Eggs and Ashes, by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Ash Wednesday - Imposition of Ashes and Communion (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service for beginning the Lenten journey, to bring our brokenness and hopelessness and place them on the Table of grace. Includes optional marking with ashes.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Doorway to the Desert (PDF download)

A liturgy for Ash Wednesday

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A preparation for the period of reflection and prayer that is Lent; a call to come back to God and to come back to the earth and wonder at the gift of our lives together. Includes visiting three 'stations' and marking of the palm of the hand with ashes.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Resources for Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A meditative liturgy (but including practical actions) and a reflection for celebrating Ash Wednesday and entering a sacred season.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Worship resources for Ash Wednesday taken from the book Eggs and Ashes, by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Books for Lent

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


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Eggs and Ashes

Practical & liturgical resources for Lent and Holy Week

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill

Resources for Lent and Easter suitable for group worship or personal reflection, and with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week. 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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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. The author reminds voyagers that ‘light shines in the darkness’, that darkness is required to perceive light – and that Easter means the light has come, life triumphs, and the promised Holy Spirit will empower us for growth: ‘eastering’ …

‘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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Stages on the Way

Worship Resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

(Book)

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, and constitute a valuable and diverse range of elements for lay and clergy worship planners and enablers. All of the material was developed through use in celebrations and services of public worship.

For more information


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Dancing in the Desert

Prayers and reflections for Lent

(Book and e-book)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother’s Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources.

Follow Christ’s footsteps,
walk into the wilderness –
and dance in the desert.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version



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Recently published

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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

Katie Munnik is a Canadian writer based in Cardiff. Her debut novel, The Heart Beats in Secret, will be published by the Borough Press (HarperCollins) in spring 2019.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Christmas Eve in the Diner

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A little book for all those who find themselves serving, eating, resting and singing in diners (real and metaphorical) in this holy season, and in all the days before and after – in hope that there they will discover God, serving and eating and resting and singing and welcoming them with open arms.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


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The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & PDF e-book)

Ewan Mathers

A new smaller-format edition of Ewan Mathers’ beautiful photographs depicting in detail the carvings of the restored cloisters of Iona Abbey, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond, which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them.

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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We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

New prayers, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


 

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