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At this time of year in the northern hemisphere, our thoughts turn towards the darker days of late autumn and winter and the festivals they bring. Below are some resources for these times.

Photo: Doorway of St Oran's Chapel, Iona © David Coleman

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Resources for the approaching season

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Winter

(Book & e-book)

Liturgical resources for November, December and January

Ruth Burgess

A liturgical resource book that covers the months of November, December and January, including 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.

Through driving rain and howling wind
You call us.

When the light fades and a blanket of grey sky
reflects our moods, our fears, our darkness
You call us.

From the comfort of our homes
where we feel safe and secure, comfortable and content
You call us back into life.

Katy Owen, ‘The Day of the Storm’

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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All Hallows’ (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: A short two-act play, a service for Samhain, three poems and a meditation, for All Hallows’ Eve, taken from the book Acorns and Archangels, by Ruth Burgess. 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Acorns and Archangels: Resources for Ordinary Time — The Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’


The Saints of God are Down Our Street download transspaser

The Saints of God are Down Our Street (PDF download)

A liturgy and readings for All Saints’

Ian M Fraser

Digital download: Worship and reflective resources for All Saints’ Day, with an emphasis on the saintliness of ordinary people. 16 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For more downloads for All Saints’ Day


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Service for All Souls (PDF download)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A liturgy for those from whom we are separated, taken from the book Praying for the Dawn by Ruth Burgess and Kathy Galloway. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For more downloads for All Souls’ Day

For the complete book Praying for the Dawn: A resource book for the ministry of healing

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Recently published


Celebrating Love for All God’s Creation download transspaser

Celebrating Love for All God’s Creation (PDF download)

An all-age communion service for the Feast of Saint Francis

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: An all-age communion inspired by the story of St Francis of Assisi. For use on 4th October, the Feast of St Francis, or at other times. Includes a blessing of animals. 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


The Granaries of Heaven download transspaser

The Granaries of Heaven (PDF download)

A Harvest prayer of thanksgiving and concern

Roddy Cowie

Digital download: A substantial prayer for use at Harvest, about being thankful, opening our hearts, helping those who aren’t so fortunate, and more. 4 pages

For more information and to see a sample


A Blessing for a New Car download transspaser

A Blessing for a New Car (PDF download)

David Coleman

Digital download: Opening responses, a reflection and a blessing for a new (or ‘new’ used) car. 5 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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The Very Life of Life

A second year of daily reflections

(Book and e-book)

Tom Gordon

A second book of simple and direct reflections for each day of the year, to help us make sense of the 'very life of life' we are living today.

Tom Gordon is a former hospice chaplain, a storyteller, a member of the Iona Community and the author of several books.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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