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This week we have a new download for Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th), as well as a reminder of some resources for Candlemas and some of our Lent books. There is also an invitation from Ruth Burgess for contributions to her new book.

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New download for Holocaust Memorial Day

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.

Isabel Smyth is a Sister of Notre Dame, with long experience in the area of interfaith relations. At present she is Secretary to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Committee for Interreligious Dialogue, Secretary to the Council of Christians and Jews and writer of the blog www.interfaithjourneys.net.

4 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Resources for Candlemas

A Service for Candlemas / St Brigid / Imbolc download transspaser

A Service for Candlemas / St Brigid / Imbolc (PDF download)

Annie Heppenstall & Carey Saleh

Digital download: A short, reflective service for Candlemas / St Brigid / Imbolc with readings, responses, participative actions and songs. There is also a section of explanatory notes for the leader.

9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Candlemas (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, responses, a song, a play script and a story for Candlemas, taken from the book Hay & Stardust by Ruth Burgess.

13 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Some books for Lent

See all Lent and Easter books

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Dancing in the Desert

(Book & e-book)

Prayers and reflections for Lent

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.

Sally Foster-Fulton is Head of Christian Aid Scotland and former Convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Eggs and Ashes

(Book & e-book)

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 of several different kinds of resources to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years.

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

Traces Jesus’ road to the cross through Lent, Holy Week and Easter with resources for worship that enable people to sense the hope, apprehension and joy of Easter as felt by Jesus’ friends.

For more information


Invitation to contribute to a new book

Ruth Burgess is inviting contributions for a new book. She says: ‘I am looking for stories, biblical reflections, monologues, conversations and poems and scripts relating to passages in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha for a new book which will be published by Wild Goose Publications, hopefully in the autumn of 2017. (I am not looking for prayers or songs or liturgies though.)’

Deadline: February 24th 2017

For more details or to contribute, contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk or admin@ionabooks.com.

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