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May the peace of Emmanuel,
the dynamic peace of imaginative dreaming,
the challenging peace of radical loving,
the powerful peace of engaged action,
fill you to overflowing
in this season of waiting.

Pat Bennett, from In This Season of Waiting

Photo © David Coleman

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Advent & Christmas downloads

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Christmas Plays (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Eight plays taken from the book Hay & Stardust, by Ruth Burgess.

64 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas


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In This Season of Waiting (PDF+PPT download)

A communion liturgy for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: An Advent communion liturgy about waiting (‘not lost time but a liminal time’), new possibilities and the re-imagination of the world. (PDF+PPT version)

Also available as a PDF-only version or as a PowerPoint-only version.

8 pages / 23 slides

For more information and to see a sample


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Watch Night Service (PDF download)

John Harvey

Digital download: A liturgy for just before midnight on Christmas Eve – a service of waiting and watching. Taken from Going Home Another Way, by Neil Paynter.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Going Home Another Way: Daily readings and resources for Christmastide


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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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Waiting in Darkness (PDF+PPT download)

An Advent liturgy

David McNeish & Sarah Anderson

Digital download: An evening liturgy for the darkest time of the year, looking forward to the coming of the light of Christ. (PDF+PPT version)

Also available as a PDF-only version or as a PowerPoint-only version.

6 pages / 15 slidea

For more information and to see a sample


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Coming In from the Cold (PDF download)

Advent & Christmas resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A resource for Advent and Christmas especially for those working with young people or children in a school, community or church setting – but also full of lively prayers, scripts and ideas for anyone looking to break out of a rut by using ‘the remembered Bible’.

31 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.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints’ and Advent


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Advent Call (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Reflections, liturgies, prayers, songs and a poem for the period of Advent. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Winter: Liturgical resources for November, December and January


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Liturgies and Prayer Practices for Advent (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, prayers, a liturgy, responses and a song for Christmas, taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

10 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints’ and Advent

For all Advent & Christmas downloads

For all Advent & Christmas books


Christmas books

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Recent publications

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Fig Trees and Furnaces

Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Fig Trees and Furnaces, based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations (Genesis to Nehemiah).

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Olives and Obligations: Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Genesis to Nehemiah


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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, from a former warden of Iona Abbey. 13 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies


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Open Our Hearts

Daily prayers for Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ann Gerondelis

Open Our Hearts is a series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week. Ann’s images are icon-like in their depth and focus; her prayers are poetic and prophetic. Follow this special and very original book through Lent and Holy Week to open up space to meet God anew; and to open our hearts to God’s all-inclusive love and the call to feed the hungry, work for peace and build communities of love.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Ann's previous book, Open Our Eyes, Daily Prayers for Advent


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Gifts for Christmas?


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The Sound of Iona (CD)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For more information and to listen to a sample

(Also available as an audio download)


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


Iona: A Map

Flat version – can be used as a poster

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.’

Supplied rolled in a cardboard mailing tube.

For more information and to see a sample

(Also available in a folded version)

 

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