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We have some more new downloads for Easter coming soon, but in the meantime here is a reminder of some of our existing resources – and another mention of the new download for International Women's Day (March 8th), by Kathy Galloway and Lesley Orr.

By the way, we now have a telephone number to go with our new office – see below.

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New download for International Women’s Day

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

A Reflection, Prayer & 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. The major focus of her work has always been peacemaking and social justice issues, especially relating to poverty and gender. She was formerly Warden of Iona Abbey, and Leader of the Iona Community 2002-9, the first woman to be elected to the post. She has also worked as Head of Christian Aid Scotland and for Church Action on Poverty. She is the author of a dozen books on justice issues, spirituality and poetry and her writings have been widely anthologised.

Lesley Orr is a feminist historian and activist from Edinburgh. She has been involved for many years in movements challenging gender inequality, abuse and violence in faith communities and wider society. Lesley is a member of the Iona Community.

12 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Some downloads for Holy Week & Easter

For all Lent and Easter downloads

Transformed by Life download transspaser

Transformed by Life (PDF and/or PPT download)

An Easter Communion liturgy

Pat Bennett

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 version: 8 pages
PowerPoint version: 26 slides

For more information and to see a sample
PDF version
PPT version
Combined PDF+PPT version


In That Upper Room Called Your Heart download transspaser

In That Upper Room Called Your Heart (PDF download)

A liturgy for Maundy Thursday evening

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A remembrance and celebration of that Last Supper of long ago and what it means to us – as the beginning of hope and much more.

10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

Stories for Holy Week Cycle C download transspaser

Stories for Holy Week (PDF download)

Lectionary cycle C

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 sample


A Passover Seder for Maundy Thursday download transspaser

A Passover Seder for Maundy Thursday (PDF download)

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: A service of prayers, responses, readings and symbolic actions etc for a communal meal in the style of a Jewish Passover seder, leading into a celebration of Holy Communion. Taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay.

6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


A Good Friday Liturgy download transspaser

A Good Friday Liturgy (PDF download)

Bible readings and prayers (John 17-19)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A moving liturgy for Good Friday, alternating Bible readings and prayers, with some suggested songs. Jan is a former Warden of Iona Abbey.

6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Your Life In Us download transspaser

Your Life in Us (PDF download)

Prayers on the seven words from the Cross

Peter Millar

Digital download: Each of the seven utterances of Jesus from the cross, together with a prayer reflecting on each. Peter is a former Warden of Iona Abbey.

4 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Good Friday & Holy Saturday  download transspaser

Good Friday & Holy Saturday (PDF download)

Three reflections

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: Two reflections for Good Friday and one for Holy Saturday, taken from the books Out of Iona and We Journey in Hope.

I thirst (based on John 19:28)
Words from the Cross (based on John 19:30b)
Holy Saturday (based on Mark 15:40-16:2)

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Resources for Lent and Easter

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies


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