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Downloads for New Year

For all New Year downloads


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The Same Old Way? (PDF download)

A liturgy for the new year

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A call to begin a new year with the intention to live in a different way. Let us be willing to take risks, to be open, to use for good the opportunities that are presented to us.

May we not keep our blessings,
but give them away:
so that others might learn new dance steps,
so children might be fed,
so bridges might be built
and so grace may flow to all in your world.

10 pages

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The Best Gift Ever (PDF download)

Worshipping with the Magi

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: An all-age service for starting a new year, focusing on the Magi’s visit to Jesus and the amazing gifts they brought, and how to choose a gift for God for the coming year – a kind of new year’s resolution from the heart. Includes a story about Sherman the dog and a short activity involving paper hearts.

10 pages

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December 31st (PDF Download)

John Davies

Digital download: A Bible reading, a reflection and a prayer on the theme of time. Taken from the book Going Home Another Way, by Neil Paynter.

6 pages

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January 1st (PDF Download)

Brian Woodcock

Digital download: A Bible reading, a reflection and a prayer on the theme of new beginnings. Taken from the book Going Home Another Way, by Neil Paynter.

3 pages

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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.

This book also discusses what pilgrimage is (and how it differs from tourism) and provides suggestions on how to enrich the pilgrimage experience through guided reflections and prayers.

Although the pilgrimage is rooted in Christian sacred sites, it is made accessible to people of all faiths and none who seek spiritual depth in the experience. You don’t have to be a Christian to follow this pilgrimage route, nor will this book try to make you one.

Includes a look at the feminine in contemporary Christianity and a special section on the importance of Kentigern’s often-ignored mother, Teneu.

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

Stephen Wright had a long and distinguished nursing career in practice and academia before developing an interest in the connection between spirituality and wellbeing. As a result, he co-founded the Sacred Space Foundation, based in Cumbria, which supports those in spiritual crisis. He is an ordained interfaith minister, a spiritual director and a member of the Iona Community.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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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.’

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For the e-book version


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