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New books and downloads are on their way, but for now here is a reminder of resources for Trinity Sunday and for the period of Ordinary Time that follows it.

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Resources for Trinity Sunday

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Draw Us into the Dance (PDF download)

A liturgy for Trinity Sunday

Thom M Shuman

A lyrical, uplifting celebration for Trinity Sunday in which we discover that the Trinity is not so much a doctrine as it is a relationship – with us! 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Trinity Sunday (PDF Download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems, responses, songs and a reflection for Trinity Sunday, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups, by Ruth Burgess. 10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Trinity (PDF Download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Responses, prayers, readings and a sermon for Trinity Sunday taken from the book Fire and Bread by Ruth Burgess. 12 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Beyond Trinity Sunday

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Bare Feet and Buttercups

Resources for Ordinary Time – Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the summer period of Ordinary Time – prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. While offering resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration, including Father’s Day, Saints’ days and Lammastide, much of the material can be used at other times during the year as well.

For years I wanted things and things,
security and diamond rings,
recognition, admiration
(I’m only human) and salvation;
to know ‘the secret’. Till I found
‘the secret’ was the thorns that crowned;
that the Kingdom is not hidden,
truth can never be forbidden.
And now and then in morning mist
I am sighted, held and kissed,
the Big Book breaks, the sunlight warms
with cutting rain, dark cleansing storms,
the crow caws hard, the newborn cries;
sweet love is born when my love dies.
God’s life dissolves, there’s just the lamb,
the silence in the self I am.

Stuart Barrie, The Big Book

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Recently published

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St Cuthbert’s Way (new edition)

A pilgrims’ companion

(Book & e-book)

Mary Low

There’s nothing like putting one foot in front of the other, day after day, in all weathers, for getting you in touch with the things that really matter.

St Cuthbert’s Way runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. This book, designed as a Pilgrims’ companion, presents

– Information essential for walking the Way
– A field guide to places of interest along the route
– An introduction to St Cuthbert and his world
– Songs, meditations and stories
– Ideas and resources for a contemporary pilgrimage experience

While other guides major on directions, this one brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities, while leaving you free to experience your own pilgrimage for yourself. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the way.

Mary Low is a writer and independent scholar with a long-standing interest in the religious and spiritual traditions of Scotland and Ireland. She has lived near Melrose in the Scottish Borders for most of her life. Her other books include Celtic Christianity and Nature and Cherish the Earth. This new and thoroughly revised edition of St Cuthbert’s Way brings her unique Companion up to date for a new generation of readers.

‘What Mary Low’s book does is to give a rich context for one specific pilgrimage, and in a way accessible to pilgrims of all faiths and those beyond faith. She connects St Cuthbert’s Way pilgrimage with the searching and yearning common to all humanity.’
– Mary Grey, former editor of Ecotheology magazine

‘Here is a chance to walk with many people of history in a land of beauty touched by the Eternal.’
– David Adam

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Into the Foothills of Transformation

(Book & e-book)

Donald Eadie

Shortly after becoming Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church, Donald Eadie was told that he had a degenerative disc disease. Following three major spinal operations, he was forced to retire, and to face the letting go of identity and role, feelings of marginalisation and abandonment – living with the death of the old life, and not being able to imagine a new one with meaning and purpose. Into the Foothills of Transformation is a collection of Donald’s reflections and journal writings, and letters, prayers and poems.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight (Audiobook)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

Audio download version with voices, and original music by Gameli Tordzro.

In a time when people seeking refuge drown by their thousands in an attempt to escape war and persecution, Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé have created a conversation in poetry about what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

For more information and to listen to an extract

For the print version or the e-book version

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(Book & e-book)

Kenneth Steven

A new collection of poems inspired by the landscapes of Scotland and beyond, and dedicated to Kenneth’s late sister, peace activist Helen Steven: ‘She was Scotland to me …’

The poems are full of shining images of land and sea, and of echoes of the people who once lived in these wild and remote places; a potent reminder of the history in our geographies.
Kathy Galloway

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