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New download


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I to the hills will lift mine eyes (PDF download)

Psalm 121

Philip Fox

Digital download: A musical setting of Psalm 121, by one of the Iona Abbey musicians. Full score.

I to the hills will lift mine eyes.
From whence doth come mine aid?
My safety cometh from the Lord,
who heav’n and earth hath made …

2 pages

Philip Fox has been Iona Abbey musician more than a dozen times, filling in for the resident musician when they have been on holiday. Since 1970, he has been a Church of Scotland organist and choirmaster and is an associate member of the Iona Community.

For more information and to listen to an audio version


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Downloads for Advent & Christmas

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

For all Advent and Christmas books


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Advent Signs (PDF download)

Prayers, reflections and symbolic actions

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: A series of prayers, reflections and symbolic actions for Advent that can be led by several voices. Three sections, focusing on John the Baptist, Mary and Jesus.

12 pages

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Christ in the Time of Strife (PDF download)

Mary’s memories: narratives for the four weeks of Advent

Rosemary Power

Digital download: Four reflective liturgies for Advent based on the memories of Mary about the birth and early life of her son, with an emphasis on the similarity between then and now as difficult times in which to live. Each piece has a suggested song, a Bible reading, a reflection by Mary, prayers and a blessing.

14 pages

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The Light which Illumines the World (PDF download)

Readings, reflections and prayers for the four weeks of Advent

Peter Millar

Digital download: Readings, reflections and prayers for each of the four weeks of Advent.

13 pages

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Voices of Longing, Glimpses of Hope (PDF download)

A script for six voices for the beginning of an Advent service

Elaine Gisbourne

Digital download: A script for six voices to use at the beginning of an Advent service. Characters include a prophet, an elderly person, a young parent, a homeless young person, a refugee and Mary.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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A call for contributions

Ruth Burgess is looking for material to include in a Summer Anthology which will be published by Wild Goose Publications in 2020. If you would like to contribute, please contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.
Deadline to receive contributions is November 30th 2019.


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Recently published


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Sing But Keep On Walking

Readings, poems and prayers for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Sing But Keep On Walking moves between the islands of Mull and Iona and the hills of the West Bank and Jerusalem: places ‘on the edge’. And, like in Palestine two thousand years ago, that’s where God comes to us, in human form, as living Word, as light out of darkness.

‘I’m writing amid political chaos and climate crisis,’ says Jan, ‘with no easy answers … But we can speak truth to power, walk side by side, sing justice. We can live an alternative.’

O God, you challenge us to pilgrimage,
and you walk with us on those journeys we did not choose.
Keep us singing: with joy, with courage, with hope.
Amen

Jan Sutch Pickard is a storyteller and poet living on the Isle of Mull. She is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, and volunteered with the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, serving on different occasions in two West Bank villages.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources vol. 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Another wide-ranging collection of resources, including material for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Holy Week.

Also includes a reflection, meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day; resources and ideas for remembering the Bible with women; prayers by and for kids; all-age resources for Pentecost and Ascension, and Christmastime; harvest prayers; a meditative look at climate change, the sacredness of all life and human responsibility; a blessing for a new car; stories and reflections for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel; a reflection and prayer on racial justice; prayers for Remembrance Sunday; a reflection, meditation, and ideas for taking action on homelessness …

Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

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Transgender. Christian. Human.

(Book & e-book)

Alex Clare-Young

Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church, says:

‘Transgender Christian Human is the story of my life as a transgender child and adult. Trans is an imperfect label but labels are, to some extent, necessary – especially when we choose them for ourselves. For me, being trans means moving towards a gender that varies from my sex assigned at birth. It also means moving between genders and critiquing the rigidity of gendered systems.’

Includes resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject.

In Transgender Christian Human Alex Clare-Young achieves that rare thing: making space for a reader to encounter a story which is both intimate and theologically potent. This book is not only timely and necessary, it is potentially life-saving. Clare-Young’s voice is wise, generous and fresh. A must-read for anyone interested in the intersections between faith, gender and the possibility of hope.
Canon Rachel Mann
Author of Dazzling Darkness

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