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With Father’s Day approaching, we have a reminder of a couple of downloads for helping to celebrate it, together with a service for St Columba’s day for those who feel inspired to mark that occasion. There is also information about Ruth Burgess’s collection of resources for the summer season and the period of Ordinary Time between Trinity Sunday and the Feast of the Transfiguration.

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A service for St Columba’s day, June 9th

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Bell, Book and Candle
(PDF download)

A liturgy for St Columba’s Day

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: An order of service for use on 9th June, St Columba’s Day, or at any other appropriate time, written during the year of celebration of the 1450th anniversary of St Columba’s arrival on the isle of Iona.

15 pages

For more information and to see a sample



Downloads for Father’s Day

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Beyond the Baggage of Fatherhood
(PDF and PPT download)

David McNeish

Digital download: A liturgy for Father’s Day, including two songs. The Bible is an uneasy place to find out about fathers – stories of human failure and frailty abound. Yet Joseph does not abandon Mary when he finds out that she is mysteriously pregnant … And Jesus dares to call God ‘Father’. Repeatedly. … What if fathering has a future beyond the bounds of patriarchal oppression?

8 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For PDF version

For combined PDF+PowerPoint version


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Father’s Day
(PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems, responses and a song for Father’s Day, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups, by Ruth Burgess.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample



A book of resources for Ordinary Time

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Bare Feet and Buttercups

Resources for Ordinary Time – Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the summer period of Ordinary Time – prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. While offering resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from Trinity Sunday to the Feast of the Transfiguration, including Father’’s Day, Saints’ days and Lammastide, much of the material can be used at other times during the year as well.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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