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This week we have a new download of prayers by and for children, together with a reminder of some of our resources for Harvest, as that time of year approaches.

Photo © David Coleman


New download

My Gran’s Porch download transspaser

My Gran’s Porch (PDF download)

Prayers by and for kids

Ruth Burgess & Thom M Shuman

Digital download: Prayers and poems by and for children. The items by kids were collected by Ruth Burgess. The prayers for children were written by Thom Shuman. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, we hope you’ll find them helpful, comforting, moving, entertaining, fun.

It was on
my gran’s porch
that I first learned
that you loved me.

It was in a bus
on the way to school
each day, when I discovered
what acceptance meant.

It was on the pitch
on all those rainy days
where I learned
what trust others means.

I’ve found a lot
of holy ground, God,
and not always where
I thought I might.

Thom M Shuman

38 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Harvest resources

For all Harvest downloads

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Let Us Live Your Love (PDF download)

Harvest prayers

David Osborne

Digital download: A short prayer of thanksgiving and a long prayer of intercession for use at harvest celebrations.

David Osborne is a retired Anglican priest, an Iona Community member and the author of Love for the Future.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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In the Beginning (PDF download)

A liturgy for Harvest Festival

Joy Mead

Digital download: A service for celebrating Harvest with an emphasis on the importance of seeds and soil, and reminding us that hunger isn’t caused by scarcity but by injustice.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Living Water (PDF download)

Some worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation (UN figures). Here are some worship resources for putting together a service on water, and some suggestions for taking action.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Hunger for Justice (PDF download)

All-age service

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A service for all ages about not having enough to eat and about being hungry to share what we have. Includes a drawing/colouring activity.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Ruth's Harvest (PDF download)

Worship resources for Harvest

Tim Aldred

Digital download: A harvest service, a drama and notes for a sermon or group work, based around the biblical story of Ruth and addressing issues of injustice and poverty.

15 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Harvest (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Liturgical and reflective resources for celebrating the fruits of summer, taken from the book Acorns and Archangels by Ruth Burgess.

11 pages

For more information and to see list of contents

For the complete book Acorns and Archangels: Resources for Ordinary Time — The Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’


Some recent publications

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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight

(Book and e-book)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. In an echoing call and response Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé offer poems for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

Luminous, beautiful and sore. Poetry that is lyrical and tender, wounded and elegiac, probing and incantatory. And above all else life-affirming.
Karine Polwart, Scottish singer-songwriter

132 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Strange Majesty

The hymns of Leith Fisher

(Book and e-book)

Douglas Galbraith (ed)

22 hymns (words & music) by Leith Fisher, who was a minister and a member of the Iona Community. They are set not only to known hymn tunes but to traditional Scottish melodies, including from the Hebridean tradition, which was a much-loved part of the author’s musical landscape.

Buy the book and e-book together and pay only £2 plus VAT for the e-book (instead of £5.10 plus VAT). PDF version only, to allow for printout of the songs for ease of use. The discount will show up during checkout.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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The Sound of Iona (CD and audio download)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For the CD and to listen to a sample

For the audio download version and to listen to a sample

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Known Unknowns

100 contemporary texts to common tunes


John L Bell & Graham Maule

One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes.

Hymns, songs and psalm paraphrases by John Bell and Graham Maule - intentionally words only - with each item married to one or more tunes in any congregation's repertoire. A wide range of subjects and pastoral concerns is covered, including abuse, change, illness, dismay and healing.

For more information and to see a sample


Fundraising items

For more information about the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal ...

Iona Calendar 2019 download transspaser

Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information

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Iona Abbey Easter Worship (audio download)

A live recording of the journey through Holy Week

The Iona Community

A recording of worship in Iona Abbey from Holy Week and Easter Sunday from the 1990s. Pay only £1 ex VAT and kindly add a donation of your choice to the fund at checkout (just below the shopping cart).

Available as two audio downloads of approximately 60 MB each

For more information and list of contents

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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Inspiring human stories from Iona – of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Four months of daily readings. Royalties go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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