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A note from Wild Goose



Iona Community member Alison Swinfen has provided a new liturgy ‘of sorrowing, defiance and commitment’ for us this week, and we also have some suggestions of resources for celebrating Universal Children’s Day on November 20th.

Photo: Cat among the Nunnery ruins © David Coleman


New download

God of the Tipping Point download transspaser

God of the Tipping Point
(PDF download)

A service of sorrowing, defiance and commitment

Alison Swinfen

Digital download: A service of commitment focusing on the worldwide struggle for justice, of ‘defiant grief’, in the hope of one day reaching a tipping point in favour of the poor and oppressed of the world.

Alison Swinfen, an Iona Community member, is Co-convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow.

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample



Resources for Universal Children’s Day, November 20th

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Ready or Not

Children, spirituality and journeying together

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Harvey

An original collection of stories, reflections, meditations, poems, songs and dialogues about recalling the wisdom of our own childhood thoughts and being open to what children in our midst have to share with us about God, faith, life, death and spirituality.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Monk & the Mermaid

A story from Iona, told for children


Kenneth Steven

On St Columba’s Bay at the south end of the island of Iona, the beach where the monks first landed in their coracles from Ireland, you can still find the most beautiful green stones, polished by the sea. This is the legend, told for children, of how these wonderful stones came to be, and why they are there to this very day.

24 pages with colour illustrations and text

For more information and to see a sample


A Safe Place and a Light download transspaser

A Safe Place and a Light
(PDF download)

A liturgy for children and adults

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A liturgy of love, safety and fellowship, taken from the book The Pattern of Our Days, ed. Kathy Galloway.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample


The Blessing of Children (without baptism) download transspaser

The Blessing of Children (without Baptism)
(PDF download)

Joanna Anderson

Digital download: A service of gratitude and blessing for a child, taken from the book The Pattern of Our Days, ed. Kathy Galloway.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Some all-age services:

Saints Alive! (PDF download)

Friends of the Lord (PDF download)

Hunger for Justice (PDF download)



Resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies


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