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A note from Wild Goose



With the start of Lent rapidly approaching, we have just published two more new downloads for this season. The e-book of Sally Foster-Fulton’s Dancing in the Desert is also now available.

For those who are interested in visiting Iona, there will be a special Wild Goose Publications week with some of our authors at the Abbey in September this year. See below for more details.

Photo: Carvings in the cloisters © David Coleman


New downloads

Daily Readings for Lent and Holy Week download transspaser

Daily Readings for Lent and Holy Week (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: Reflections for every day of Lent and Holy Week. Pastor/poet Thom Shuman is an Associate of the Iona Community based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

72 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Lent and Easter downloads


The Bread of Life download transspaser

The Bread of Life
(PDF download)

An all-age communion for Lent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: Another fun all-age service, this time for Lent, focusing on bread and including a drama script and a child-friendly communion service. Nancy Cocks is a former Deputy Warden of Iona Abbey.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Lent and Easter downloads



New e-book

Dancing in the Desert e-book transspaser

Dancing in the Desert (Downloadable book)

Prayers and reflections for Lent

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother’s Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources …

Sally Foster-Fulton is Head of Christian Aid Scotland and former Convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.

For more information and to see a sample

For the print version

For all Lent and Easter e-books


Visit Iona

The Bread of Life download transspaser

Wild Goose Publications week at Iona Abbey

10-16th September, 2016

A week of creativity and sharing stories in community with some of the authors published by us. As well as a chance to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the island and to live a communal life for a few days, there will be creative writing workshops, and craft and music sessions. Authors include Sally Foster-Fulton, Neil Paynter, Tom Gordon and Jan Sutch Pickard.

For booking form

To see the complete island centres brochure for 2016


Contribute to a book


for a new liturgical resource book being created by Ruth Burgess (author of Fire and Bread, Eggs and Ashes etc.

Theme WINTER, including All Saints, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany …

Prayers, poems, liturgies, reflections, readings, drama scripts, songs, stories, meditations, etc.

To send a contribution or to obtain more details, please email admin@ionabooks.com with the subject line Winter contributions.

Deadline February 28th 2016


Resources for Lent and Easter

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies



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