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A note from Wild Goose



For the last couple of years, a group of Iona Community members have been working on a new Iona Abbey Worship Book, creating material that will be used for the regular weekly cycle of services in Iona Abbey from this year onwards. About 80% of the content is new and we hope you find it as useful and enlivening as many people have found the previous version of the book.

We also remind you of some more of our Lent & Easter books and resources.

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Published this week

Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

The services and resources in the Iona Abbey Worship Book reflect the Iona Community’s commitment to the belief that worship is all that we are and all that we do, both inside and outside the church, with no division into the sacred and the secular. The material draws on many traditions, including the Celtic, and aims to help us to be fully present to God, who is fully present to us – in our neighbour, in the political and social activity of the world around us, and in the very centre and soul of our being.

Each year, thousands of visitors make their way to Iona and many are changed by their time on this small Hebridean island which has been a powerful spiritual centre over the centuries. The Iona Community believes that we are brought to Iona not to be changed into ‘religious’ people, but rather to be made more fully human. Our common life – including our services – is directed to that end.

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


More books for Lent & Easter

See all Lent and Easter books

See all Lent and Easter e-books

See all downloads for Lent and Easter

The Cross in the Marketplace transspaser

The Cross in the Marketplace

(Book & e-book)

An Easter resource book from Iona

Dave Broom

A series of resources and complete liturgies for the major services of Holy Week. The book began life in community on Iona, and includes an Easter pilgrimage. Can be used in a church or house group or for private reflection, to deepen the experience of Easter – and inspire action.

Dave Broom is a teacher and a former member of the Iona Community’s Resident Group on Iona, where he worked as Sacristan in Iona Abbey.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

Step Gently in the World transspaser

Step Gently in the World

Resources for Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers and liturgies for Holy Week following the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. A book which affirms that, even in the darkness of betrayal and denial and death, we can rise up and live different lives: where the justice, peace and love poured out in Christ’s life can be resurrected in our own.

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 e-book version


The Courage to Say No transspaser

The Courage to Say No

(Songbook & CD)

Songs for Lent and Easter

John L Bell / Graham Maule

Tracing the sometimes sure, sometimes faltering steps of Jesus and his followers through the entire season of Lent, to Easter Day and then beyond, these songs allow us to reflect on their progress, enter their experience and ultimately to make their confusion, doubt, joy and liberation our own. Many are four-part harmony, which will be satisfying for music groups or choirs to sing, as well as being accessible to congregations.

The book contains 23 songs and the CD 16 tracks.

For more information and to listen to samples

For the CD


Invitation to contribute to a new book

Ruth Burgess is inviting contributions for a new book. She says: ‘I am looking for stories, biblical reflections, monologues, conversations and poems and scripts relating to passages in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha for a new book which will be published by Wild Goose Publications, hopefully in the autumn of 2017. (I am not looking for prayers or songs or liturgies though.)’

Deadline: February 24th 2017

For more details or to contribute, contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk or admin@ionabooks.com.


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