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New download for Holy Saturday

For all Holy Week downloads

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On the Other Side of This Day (PDF download)

A reflection for Holy Saturday

John Murning

Digital download: A poetic reflection on death and loss, including that of Jesus, for Holy Saturday.

John Murning has served in the Parishes of New Cathcart, United Church of Bute, Denny Old, and Sherwood Greenlaw in Paisley and had a short spell as an Army chaplain. He has also served on a part-time basis as a hospital, industrial and football club chaplain. He has been involved with Spill the Beans, an Internet all-age worship resource with a Scottish flavour, and is a contributor to various Wild Goose books.

4 pages

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Books for Holy Week

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We Journey in Hope

Reflections on the words from the Cross

Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

This Easter book is not about easy answers. The words of Jesus from the Cross are difficult and challenging. And yet the fact that they emerge from a situation of human agony gives them huge relevance for our times. And the God whom Jesus addresses from the Cross remains at the heart of humanity and continues to weep with us.

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For the e-book version

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Iona Dawn

Through Holy Week with the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members.

Connecting the denials, betrayals, suffering and eventual new dawn of this life-changing week with what is happening in our own world today, this book accompanies the reader as an insightful guide. To travel through Holy Week with awareness leads to a greater understanding of God and ourselves.

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For the e-book version


Downloads for Lent & Easter

For all Lent & Easter books
For all Lent & Easter downloads

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‘Jesus is Back’ (PDF download)

Lent and Easter resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A selection of resources for Lent and Easter for children and young people, arising from the work of Janet Lees as Chaplain of Silcoates School, Wakefield. Janet uses her own ‘remembered Bible’ method to help people reclaim the Bible as their own.

24 pages

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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

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Not For the Faint-Hearted (PDF download)

Prayers and poems for Lent

Kate McIlhagga

Digital download: Intimate, insightful prayers and poems for the period of Lent, taken from the book The Green Heart of the Snowdrop, by Kate McIlhagga.

25 pages

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The Bread of Life (PDF download)

An all-age communion for Lent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: Another fun all-age service, this time for Lent, focusing on bread and including a drama script and a child-friendly communion service.

14 pages

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Daily readings for Lent and Holy Week (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: Reflections for every day of Lent and Holy Week.

72 pages

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Recently published

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In Love with the Life of Life

Daily readings for Lent and Holy Week

Neil Paynter (ed)

Daily readings, with prayers, poems and actions, for Lent and Holy Week from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community. Also includes a section of additional resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Contributors include Ruth Burgess, Nancy Cocks, Brian Woodcock, Donald Eadie, Iain and Isabel Whyte, Peter Millar, Janet Lees, Jan Sutch Pickard, Warren Bardsley, Alex Clare-Young, Thom M Shuman, Kathy Galloway, Christian MacLean, Timothy Gorringe, Katharine M Preston, Richard Skinner, Carol Dixon, Niall Cooper, Anna Briggs, Alastair McIntosh, Martin Johnstone, and others.

Christ our life,
You are alive in the beauty of the earth
in the rhythm of the seasons
in the mystery of time and space.

Christ our life,
You are alive in the tenderness of touch
in the heartbeat of intimacy
in the insights of solitude.

Christ our life,
You are alive in the creative possibility
of the dullest conversation
the dreariest task
the most nerve-racking event.

Christ our life,
You are alive to offer new creation
to every unhealed hurt
to every deadened place
to every damaged heart.

You set before us a great choice.
Therefore we choose life.

Kathy Galloway

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version (available now)

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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.

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

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For the e-book version

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