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This week: a new original download by David Rhodes and a reminder of a recently published book.

Photo: Iona Abbey at sunrise © David Coleman


Just published

It Wasn't the Nails download transspaser

It Wasn’t the Nails
(PDF download)

A reflection and prayers on the cross

David Rhodes

Digital download: It’s easy to think of the Crucifixion as something that happened a long time ago. But for some people every day is Good Friday. People forced into poverty, those who are homeless. Those seeking asylum. People crushed by debt and treated with contempt by the powerful. Jesus is crucified today in their suffering.

9 pages.

Fore more information and to see a sample


Recently published

A Wee Book of Iona Poems transspaser

We Will Seek Peace
and Pursue It

Reflections and prayers for peace and reconciliation


Neil Paynter

A new book of readings, reflections and prayers about ‘the bombs and bullets and landmines we drop into the heart of other people’s lives’ – and the many good folk working for peace and reconciliation at home and abroad. It can be used for personal and group reflection or in worship. The title comes from one of the closing responses of the morning service in Iona Abbey:

Go in peace to love and to serve;
We will seek peace and pursue it.

Contributors are from among the members, associates and friends of the Iona Community and others from various grassroots organisations and communities.

Fore more information and to see a sample


Resources for late summer and into autumn

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Acorns and Archangels

Book and e-book

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the late summer and autumn period of Ordinary Time, covering the weeks from the Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’ Eve – prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book


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