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A note from Wild Goose


We have a new book of worship resources out this week, and also a revised and updated edition of our map of Iona – great for practical use or just for armchair dreaming – available in folded or flat versions.

Photo © David Coleman: The remains of Tigh an Easbuig, the old ruined bishop’s house


New book

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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking.

Worship rooted in city and country, in work and in schools, in peacemaking and the eradication of poverty, in churches and the Iona Community resident group … So – as always with the Iona Community – worship which is contextual, prophetic, with a strong justice and peace edge.

Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose, these are now all brought together for the first time in one of at least two Big Books of resources and liturgies.

Contributors include Jan Sutch Pickard, Tom Gordon, Ruth Burgess, Ian M Fraser, Thom M Shuman, Ruth Harvey, John Harvey, Joy Mead, David Rhodes, Chris Polhill, Kathryn Turner, Janet Lees, Rosemary Power, Glendon Macaulay, Tim Aldred, Dave Broom, Elaine Gisbourne and others.

Holy God,
you challenge ordinary people
to live in your truth and love.
As we worship you today,
touch our hearts
with your bright fire …

Chris Polhill, from ‘The day of the vision’

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version



New edition of map

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Iona: A Map (new updated edition)

Available in folded or flat versions

The Iona Community

’I sometimes take this map out – when I’ve been away from Iona for far too long a time – and read it like a poetry book: I gaze at the beautiful artwork and place names: ‘Sacred hollow’, ‘The old man’s hill’, ‘Port of the coracle’, ‘Bay at the back of the ocean’, ‘White strand of the monks’, ‘Port of black stones’, ‘The pigeons’ cave’ … Reading the map takes me back to all the magical and life-changing times I’ve had on Iona. It somehow helps me to find myself again and to rekindle the wonder.’

This new edition has been extensively redrawn to reflect new and changed use of buildings, rerouted fence lines, etc.

IONA – burial place of Scottish kings and a cradle for Christianity over fifteen centuries – is situated off the island of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland. Each year it attracts over 120,000 visitors.

This map is for all those visitors. It is also for all those around the world who will never make the physical journey. For it evokes the history and poetry of the isle of Iona, including detailed sections on the Abbey, the village, the geology of Iona and the 18-hole Iona ‘golf course’.

It is both for practical use and for taking you back to the sacred isle.

For more information and to see a sample

For the folded version

For the flat version



For Holy Week and Easter

See all Lent and Easter books

See all Lent and Easter e-books

See all downloads for Lent and Easter


Recently published books

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The Sun Slowly Rises

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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