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Well, we got this far without mentioning the B-word, but we now have a useful new download, Beyond Brexit, aimed at helping to heal the divisions thrown up by the process that all of us in the UK and Europe have been going through in the past couple of years.

We also have two other new downloads for the period of Lent.

Photo © David Coleman


New downloads

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In Light and Love (PDF download)

Reflections and prayers for Holy Week

Peter Millar

Digital download: Thoughtful and insightful reflections and prayers for each day of Holy Week.

Peter Millar is a former warden of Iona Abbey and the best-selling author of several books including An Iona Prayer Book, A Time to Mend and Our Hearts Still Sing.

13 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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The Temptations (PDF download)

(Matthew 4:1–11)

Sandra Sears

Digital download: Readings for two voices reflecting on the temptations of Jesus, relating to hunger, humility and hierarchy.

Rev’d Sr. Sandra Sears CSBC is a Local Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Willochra in rural South Australia, and a member of the Community of Sts Barnabas and Cecilia. As well as writing poetry, stories and liturgical resources, she is a composer of songs and hymns.

5 pages

For more information and to see a sample

Beyond Brexit download transspaser

Beyond Brexit (PDF download)

Prayers at a time of division,
by members of the Iona Community

Rosemary Power (ed)

Digital download: Reflections and prayers at a time of division, from the Iona Community.


Introduction, by Rosemary Power
A time of division, by Rosemary Power

The environment
Save us, by David Coleman

The land border
Border Presentation, by Rosemary Power

From the world of work
A prayer of thanks in challenging times, by Ewan Aitken
The economy, by Rosemary Power
Giving thanks for social entrepreneurs, by Ewan Aitken
Workers’ rights, by Rosemary Power

From the common academic tradition
The gift of tongues, by Tony Phelan

Voices from Europe
Prayer in the time of Brexit, by Stephan Arras
Europe’s peace project, by Rosemary Power
Prayer from an EU citizen who has made a home in the UK, by Heinz Toller

From beyond the European Union
One step at a time, by Thom M Shuman

25 pages

For more information and to see a sample


More downloads for Lent & Easter

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Transformed by Life (PDF & PPT download)

An Easter Communion liturgy

Pat Bennett

Digital download: An Easter Sunday Communion service celebrating not only the resurrection but also the transforming power of love and life. A call to embrace new, vibrant possibilities and radical living. PDF - 8 pages.

There is also a PowerPoint version and a combined PDF+PowerPoint version of this download.

For more information and to see a sample

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Stories for Holy Week – Cycle C (PDF download)

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for each day of Holy Week, from Passion/Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, taken from Tom's book A Blessing to Follow. These stories relate to lectionary cycle C and offer reflections on life and faith that help us to be aware of familiar things in a new and imaginative way. 33 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

A Lenten and Easter Cycle download transspaser

A Lenten and Easter Cycle (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: Insightful meditative poems for Ash Wednesday, the Sundays of Lent, and Holy Week, which can be used in group situations or for personal reflection. 21 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Coming to Jerusalem (PDF download)

Reflections for Holy Week

Kathy Galloway

Digital download: Reflections for each day of Holy Week, taken from The Dream of Learning Our True Name, by Kathy Galloway. 24 pages.

For more information

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Utterly Staggering (PDF download)

The story of the first Easter as a lyrical ballad

Richard Skinner

Digital download: Poet Richard Skinner refashions the Easter story as a lyrical ballad in the tradition of works such as ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. It provides a different and very readable way of approaching the events of the first Easter. 31 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Additional Liturgical Resources for Lent (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: A variety of worship resources for the period of Lent, taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill. 20 pages.

For more information


For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


Recently published

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Field With a View

Science and faith in a time of climate change

(Book & e-book)

Katharine M Preston

Katharine Preston challenges us to think more deeply about the human condition and our choices in this time of ever-increasing climate disturbance.

Moved by the landscapes surrounding her home, Wild Orchard Farm, and drawing on both her ecological and theological training, she writes for scientists leery of faith, people of faith who know and love the miracles of science, and anybody who shares the vision of the planet as a sacred community.

Katharine studied anthropology as an undergraduate at Brandeis University, learning from indigenous American cultures about the place of humans in the natural world. She went on to gain a Master’s in Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Master’s of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. She and her husband, John Bingham, live in Essex, New York and are active associates of the Iona Community.

Fascinating theological reflection – grounded in the real world, and in the greatest crisis of our time on earth. I’m so glad someone is asking these questions.
Bill McKibben
Author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

There will be more books like this. There have to be. But read this one now, and be uplifted by Katharine’s sense of wonder, fed by her scientific and theological literacy, her experiential reasoning, and her realistic and timely passion for the Earth and all its creatures in this, our age of accelerating climate crisis.
David Coleman
Environmental Chaplain with Eco-Congregation Scotland

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Liturgical resources for February, March and April including Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Spring is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of February, March and April. It includes prayers, responses, stories, songs, poems, liturgies, reflections, scripts and monologues for the major Christian festivals and fast days of Lent and Holy Week, as well as for Candlemas, Fair Trade Fortnight and Earth Day. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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