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There are many different ways to mark Remembrance Day and as it approaches we offer a new liturgy by Rosemary Power. We also remind you of some of our other resources that might be relevant.

Photo: Harmony © David Coleman


New download for Remembrance Day

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Martinmas/Saint Martin’s Day (PDF with PPT download)

An alternative liturgy for Remembrance Day, 11th November

Rosemary Power

Digital download: A reflection on war and remembrance based on the ancient feast of Martinmas, 11th November. It draws on the Life of the fourth-century Martin of Tours, a conscripted soldier turned monk, and uses as a focus images from the ninth-century Saint Martin’s cross on Iona, to respond to contemporary situations.

The package consists of a service with illustrations, a PowerPoint file of the photos for projection, and a text-only version of the service for use if needed.

Rosemary Power is a member of the Iona Community who has been in pastoral, sector and congregational ministries; and is the Iona Prayer Circle Coordinator. She writes and speaks on the history of Iona, spirituality and issues of social justice.

Service with illustrations: 22 pages
PowerPoint of photos:  7 slides
Text-only service: 19 pages

For more information and to see a sample


More resources for Remembrance Day

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Remembering (PDF download)

Resources for Remembrance Sunday

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: Four sets of words for Remembrance Sunday (some with roles for 3 or 4 speakers), plus a poem/reflection. Taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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We Will Seek Peace
and Pursue It

Reflections and prayers for peace and reconciliation

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

A 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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Live in the Light (PDF download)

Reflections on peacemaking and reconciliation

Ruth Harvey

Digital download: Five reflections on peace and reconciliation that follow a pattern of beginning with inner reconciliation, moving through reconciliation in our worshipping community or church, to reconciliation in the world. They provide a resource that can be developed for use in small groups, large conferences or personal meditation. 10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Making Peace in Practice and Poetry

(Book and e-book)

Joy Mead

Joy Mead presents five practical workshops, for groups or individuals, to explore the use of words and poetry in everyday life. Unique among the species, humans create their world through language and imagination. In this we have the potential to be aggressive, violent and oppressive, or gentle, creative and vulnerable. The readings and activities in this book aim to lead us to a deeper understanding of how we use language.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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The Healer’s Tree

A Bible-based resource on ecology, peace and justice

(Book and e-book)

Annie Heppenstall

Reflections on the struggle to make sense of living as mortals. We are drawn by spiritual aspirations and a desire for God but are also bound to the earth and one another with a need to find real faith-based responses to the ecological and humanitarian dilemmas facing the world. Suitable for group or individual use, each reflection includes a biblical quotation, a passage of prose, a prayer, questions for reflection, often relating to further biblical passages, and a closing thought.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Coming soon

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Liturgical resources for November,
December and January

(Book – advance orders being taken)

Ruth Burgess

Another magnificent collection of seasonal resources from Ruth Burgess is on its way. Winter covers the months of November, December and January. It includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others, and the major Christian festivals of All Saints’, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, as well as material for Remembrance, Blue Christmas, Christingle, New Year and Christian Unity.

Resource books for spring, autumn and winter will follow.

This book does not yet appear on our website and probably won't be available until mid-November (apologies!), but if you would like to order it in advance, you can do so by phone to our office – +44 (0)141 429 7281 – and it will be sent out to you as soon as it is published. Price £14.99 plus p&p.


Browse our Advent, Christmas & Epiphany resources

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies

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