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For those still looking for suitable material for Palm Sunday, we have a new all-age service for that day.

Photo © David Coleman


New download

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The Very Best Kind of King (PDF download)

An all-age Palm Sunday service

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A lively all-age service for Palm Sunday, including a dialogue between the pebbles on the road that Jesus travelled, an exploration of what it means to be a king, and an opportunity to make a crown of thorns from pipe cleaners.

Nancy Cocks is a former Deputy Warden of Iona Abbey, and was most recently minister of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Medicine Hat, Alberta before retirement. Nancy is the author of several books and downloads.

10 pages

For more information and to see a sample


More downloads for Holy Week and Easter

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Following the Light of God’s Spirit (PDF download)

Worship and drama for Good Friday (and other Holy Week resources)

Tim Aldred

Digital download: Worship resources for Good Friday, including drama scripts, with some reflections/prayers for other days of Holy Week. 15 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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Easter Sunday: A Dawn Service (PDF download)

Dave Broom

Digital download: A service for the dawn of Easter Sunday, ideal for the open air rather than inside a church building. A special time of the morning on a very special day. From the book The Cross in the Marketplace. 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Cross in the Marketplace: An Easter resource book from Iona

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The Last 24 Hours (PDF download)

A vigil for Good Friday

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A vigil for Good Friday that concentrates the final 24 hours of Jesus into about an hour. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

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The Last Journey (PDF download)

A hymn for Good Friday

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A song about the suffering of Jesus, for use on Good Friday. Words only, to be sung to the tune ‘Iste confessor’, Poitiers Antiphoner, 1746.

Behold the Man! Betrayed, condemned, paraded;
stripped to the skin, humanity degraded;
spit on his cheeks and mocking crown set on his head –
sent on his way to death …

1 page (6 verses)

For more information and to see a sample

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A Good Friday Liturgy (PDF download)

of 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

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Easter Day (PDF download)

Prayers and resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Responses, songs, prayers, readings, liturgies and a sermon for Easter Day, taken from the book Fire and Bread, by Ruth Burgess.

For more information and to see a list of contents

For the complete book Fire and Bread: Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday


For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


Recently published

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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight (Audiobook)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

Audio download version with voices, and original music by Gameli Tordzro.

In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé were working together in Ghana at the time, which is where this conversation in poetry began. In an echoing call and response they offer words for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

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Luminous, beautiful and sore. Poetry that is lyrical and tender, wounded and elegiac, probing and incantatory. And above all else life-affirming.
Karine Polwart, Scottish singer-songwriter

For more information and to listen to an extract

For the print version or the e-book version

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(Book & e-book)

Kenneth Steven

A new collection of poems inspired by the landscapes of Scotland and beyond, and dedicated to Kenneth’s late sister, peace activist Helen Steven: ‘She was Scotland to me …’

Kenneth Steven is best-known as a poet, although he’s also very much a novelist and children’s author. It’s the wildscape of Scotland that has been his primary inspiration. He grew up in Highland Perthshire and was taken every summer to the west coast and the islands. At the heart of those islands was Iona, the place that from childhood has been his spiritual home.

The poems are full of shining images of land and sea, and of echoes of the people who once lived in these wild and remote places; a potent reminder of the history in our geographies.
Kathy Galloway

Kenneth is regarded as one of Scotland’s finest poets and prose writers, gaining excellent reviews for his work. His admirers have included the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.
Ron Ferguson

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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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. 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.

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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