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A note from Wild Goose


We have a couple of new books arriving from the printer in the next week or two, but in the meantime, thinking ahead to Ash Wednesday, here are some useful resources below.

Photo © David Coleman


Resources for Ash Wednesday

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God of Desert Places (PDF download)

An Ash Wednesday service of taking on and letting go

Rebeka Maples

Digital download: A service which invites us to prepare for Lent. Whether we have been at the edge of the wilderness before or not, we are all different people from who we were last year, and the journey through Lent allows us to reflect and to be renewed. 11 pages.

… This is not the past.
Do not live there.
Let the voices go.
Do not cling to what is gone.

This is not the future.
You are not there yet.
Let the worries be.
Do not live where you are not.

This is here and now.
This is all you have.
Do not miss where you are …

For more information and to see a sample

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Resources for Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A meditative liturgy (but including practical actions) and a reflection for celebrating Ash Wednesday and entering a sacred season. 8 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

Doorway to the Desert download transspaser

Doorway to the Desert (PDF download)

A liturgy for Ash Wednesday

Sally Foster-Fulton & Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A preparation for the period of reflection and prayer that is Lent; a call to come back to God and to come back to the earth and wonder at the gift of our lives together. Includes visiting three ‘stations’ and marking of the palm of the hand with ashes. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

Ash Wednesday: Imposition of Ashes & Communion download transspaser

Ash Wednesday: Imposition of Ashes & Communion (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service for beginning the Lenten journey, to bring our brokenness and hopelessness and place them on the Table of grace. Includes optional marking with ashes. 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

Shrove Tuesday download transspaser

Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Worship resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, responses, a chant and a reading for Ash Wednesday taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Eggs and Ashes

For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


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

Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2 transspaser

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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Iona Calendar 2019 download transspaser

Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

We have a few copies left of this very popular calendar, so we are offering them at a reduced price of £4 plus p+p.

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

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