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December 1st is World AIDS Day and we have a new download of resources from Tom Gordon to help mark this occasion. There’s also a reminder of Ruth Burgess’s recently published Winter and other seasonal material.

Photo: At the start of the pilgrimage © David Coleman


New download

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The Colour of Love (PDF download)

Resources for World AIDS Day

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Reflections, stories and prayers for World AIDS Day (December 1st), an occasion for showing support for those who live with HIV and remembering those who have died, for dealing with our prejudices as well as the disease. World AIDS Day is about people, and, in our common humanity, we remember that they are people like us.

18 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Recently published

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Liturgical resources for November, December and January

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Another great collection of seasonal resources from Ruth Burgess.

Winter is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of November, December and January.

It includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, liturgies and meditations for the major Christian festivals of All Saints’, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, as well as for Remembrance, Blue Christmas, Christingle, New Year, Christian Unity and other occasions. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

A blessing of the dark sky be yours,
of the white moon
and the faraway stars.

A blessing of the cold earth be yours,
of the hoarfrost
and the drifts of snow.

A blessing of a warm hearth be yours,
of a lighted fire
and a loving home.

A blessing of the Trinity be yours:
Holy Spirit,

this long night
and for evermore.

From ‘This long night’ by Ruth Burgess

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


More resources for Advent & Christmas

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In This Season of Waiting (PDF+PPT download)

A communion liturgy for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A combined PDF and PowerPoint version of this Advent communion liturgy about waiting (‘not lost time but a liminal time’), new possibilities and the re-imagination of the world. Also available as PDF-only and PowerPoint-only. 8 pages / 23 slides

For more information and to see a sample

For the PDF-only version

For the PPT-only version

What Are You Waiting For? download transspaser

What Are You Waiting For? (PDF download)

A service for Advent

Dave Broom

Digital download: During Advent we wait, not for turkey and tinsel, mass consumerism and waste … but for the coming of Jesus Christ and for justice to be done: for the homeless to be sheltered, for war to be abolished, for the destruction of the environment to end.

We wait for God. But God also waits for us, and asks: ‘Well, what are you going to do about it all then? How are you, Christ’s disciples, going to make a difference in the world?’ …

What will you do differently as a result of the past year?

How will you help the Kingdom come?

9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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An Infinity of Stars (PDF download)

Daily prayers for Advent

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: Short haiku-style reflections/prayers for each day of Advent evoked by the biblical readings for the days – a stumbling, wondering journey through this season in which we prepare for ‘the Word made flesh’. 9 pages.

For more information


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Advent Candle-Lighting Responses & an Advent Carol (PDF download)

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A short sequence of responses for candle-lighting, plus an Advent hymn (words only, to be sung to the tune ‘Veni Emmanuel’). 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Journeying Through Advent (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers and readings for the season, taken from the book Candles & Conifers by Ruth Burgess.

For more information and to see a sample


Light and Darkness download transspaser

Light and Darkness (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Sermons, liturgies, readings, prayers and songs celebrating light and darkness during Advent, taken from the book Candles & Conifers by Ruth Burgess. 15 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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The Longest Night (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service to be held on or near the longest night of the year, taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess. 4 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Browse our Advent, Christmas & Epiphany resources

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies

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