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This week we have another great download for Holy Week from Ruth Burgess and a reflection for the Monday of Holy Week from the book The Sun Slowly Rises. If you are looking for something for International Women's Day on March 8th, look here. There are also suggestions for more resources for Lent and Easter.

Photo: Tor Abb © David Coleman

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New downloads for Holy Week

For all Lent and Easter downloads

A Story of Love download transspaser

A Story of Love (PDF download)

Worship resources for Holy Week

Ruth Burgess

Digital download: Prayers, responses, reflections, blessings for each day of Holy Week, with suggestions for liturgical actions and intercessions. Includes an all-age service for Good Friday with an activity.

23 pages

For more information and to see a sample

Monday of Holy Week – The courage to be the only voice download transspaser

Monday of Holy Week – The courage to be the only voice (PDF download)

Lyn Ma

Digital download: A Bible reading and a reflection for the Monday of Holy Week on having courage to stand up and speak out for what is right, with an emphasis on asylum seekers. Includes an interview with the author about her work with refugees and asylum seekers. Taken from the book The Sun Slowly Rises, by Neil Paynter.

Lyn Ma teaches ESOL to refugees at Glasgow Clyde College. She has been working with asylum seekers and refugees for over 15 years. She is a former volunteer on Iona and at the Corrymeela Community.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample
For the complete book The Sun Slowly Rises
For the e-book version of The Sun Slowly Rises

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More downloads for Lent & Easter

For all Lent and Easter downloads
For all Lent and Easter books
For all Lent and Easter e-books


Jesus is Back download transspaser

With Intuition, Imagination and Love (PDF download)

A Maundy Thursday service of anointing

Sarah Agnew & Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A service of anointing for Maundy Thursday, with poems, readings and symbolic action.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Rosemary for Remembrance download transspaser

Rosemary for Remembrance (PDF download)

Resources for Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day

Trevor Thorn

Digital download: A meditation and a reflection for Good Friday, a lament for Holy Saturday, and a simple all-age activity for Easter Sunday.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Take Us Back download transspaser

Take us Back (PDF download)

Good Friday worship on the words from the Cross

David McNeish

Digital download: A thoughtful service for Good Friday featuring seven voices dispersed among the congregation.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Living Easter download transspaser

Living Easter (PDF download)

An all-age communion for Easter

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: Another of Nancy’s lively communion services for all ages, this time for Easter Sunday and incorporating a rooster’s view of the Resurrection.

13 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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For International Women’s Day

For all downloads on women


A Reflection, Prayer and Pledge for International Women’s Day download transspaser

A Reflection, Prayer and Pledge for International Women’s Day (PDF download)

Kathy Galloway & Lesley Orr

Digital download: All the evidence is that gender equality leads to better decisions, fairer policies, more participation, prosperity and peace. International Women’s Day presents a challenge to us all – let’s reflect, pray and pledge for a radical transformation of the current world order.

Kathy Galloway is a practical theologian, campaigner and writer.
Lesley Orr is a feminist historian and activist.

12 pages

For more information and to see a sample



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Some recent books

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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

When editor Neil Paynter called for contributions to Iona of My Heart he wrote:

‘I’m looking for those human stories from Iona. You know the ones – we all have them. Stories about different folk coming together – people from different countries and backgrounds. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Show why Iona and what the Iona Community does there is important to the world. Give it a human face.’

This book of four months of daily readings, which reflect the concerns of the Iona Community, is the result. The book can be used for group or individual reflection and is intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives.

The royalties from Iona of My Heart will go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

Neil Paynter was a member of the Iona Community’s resident staff group on Iona. He is an editor with Wild Goose Publications and of the Community’s magazine Coracle.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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From Darkness to Eastering

(Book and e-book)

Bonnie B Thurston

Reflective, prayerful poems about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light.

‘You are in skilled hands here, so let yourself be carried along, ready to experience delight, or be jarred into discomfort. Above all ponder, weigh, take time. For each poem comes out of the quiet depths of a person who is a fellow pilgrim, illuminating the familiar with her own God-given insight.’

– Esther de Waal

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Pieces We Keep

Stories for the seasons

(Book and e-book)

Katie Munnik

A collection of short stories told by vivid voices that direct our gaze to life’s small details. They chart the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood, like the Christian and Jewish scriptures. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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