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This week we have two new downloads for Lent and reminders of some of our resources for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.

Photo © David Coleman


New downloads for Lent

Lenten Reflections download transspaser

Lenten Reflections (PDF download)

On thirteen lesser-reported followers of Jesus’ Passion

Rosemary Power

Digital download: Reflections for all the weeks of Lent on various biblical characters – some not so well known – all involved in some way with the Passion of Jesus. Includes three Josephs, two seekers (Martha and Joanna), three Simons, two Judases and three Marys.

Rosemary Power is a member of the Iona Community who has worked in new forms of ministry, including pilgrimage ministry, congregational ministry and social responsibility.

41 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Lent and Easter downloads

For Lent and Easter books


Jesus is Back download transspaser

‘Jesus is Back’
(PDF download)

Lent and Easter resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A selection of resources for Lent and Easter for children and young people, arising from the work of Janet Lees as Chaplain of Silcoates School, Wakefield. Janet uses her own ‘remembered Bible’ method to help people reclaim the Bible as their own.

24 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For all Lent and Easter downloads

For Lent and Easter books



Shrove Tuesday


All-Age Service for Shrove Tuesday (PDF download)

Making and sharing pancakes

Sally Foster-Fulton and Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A fun service for all that involves making pancakes (and eating them afterwards) and thinking about the journey of Lent that we are about to set out on. 5 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday download transspaser

Ash Wednesday (PDF download)

Imposition of ashes and Communion

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A service for beginning the Lenten journey, to bring our brokenness and hopelessness and place them on the Table of grace. Includes optional marking with ashes. 11 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Doorway to the Desert download transspaser

Doorway to the Desert (PDF download)

A liturgy for Ash Wednesday

Sally Foster-Fulton and Ruth Burgess

Digital download: A preparation for the period of reflection and prayer that is Lent; a call to come back to God and to come back to the earth and wonder at the gift of our lives together. Includes visiting three ‘stations’ and marking of the palm of the hand with ashes. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Resources for Ash Wednesday download transspaser

Resources for Ash Wednesday
(PDF download)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A meditative liturgy (but including practical actions) and a reflection for celebrating Ash Wednesday and entering a sacred season. 8 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Resources for Valentine’s Day

Prayers & Readings for Valentine's Day download transspaser

Prayers & Readings for Valentine’s Day (PDF download)

from various Wild Goose books

Various contributors

Digital download: For a slightly different take on celebrating love – from the romantic and erotic to the universal and divine – a collection of pieces from various Wild Goose publications. Includes contributions by Annie Heppenstall, Ruth Burgess, Rosie Miles, Nicola Slee, Jan Berry, Thom Shuman, Kathy Galloway and many others.

31 pages

For more information and to see a sample


An Invocation and Celebration of Love download transspaser

An Invocation and Celebration of Love (PDF download)

Annie Heppenstall

Digital download: A participative liturgy on love, designed to be carried out in a circle around a low table. Includes preparation notes.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Love Has Many Faces download transspaser

Love Has Many Faces (PDF download)

A meditative prayer for Valentine’s Day

Ian M Fraser

Digital download: A meditative prayer for Valentine’s day, giving thanks for love and the ‘goodness at the heart of humanity, planted more deeply than all that is wrong’.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample


Visit Iona

The Bread of Life download transspaser

Wild Goose Publications week at Iona Abbey

10-16th September, 2016

A week of creativity and sharing stories in community with some of the authors published by us. As well as a chance to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the island and to live a communal life for a few days, there will be creative writing workshops, and craft and music sessions. Authors include Sally Foster-Fulton, Neil Paynter, Tom Gordon and Jan Sutch Pickard.

For booking form

To see the complete island centres brochure for 2016


Contribute to a book


for a new liturgical resource book being created by Ruth Burgess (author of Fire and Bread, Eggs and Ashes etc.

Theme WINTER, including All Saints, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany …

Prayers, poems, liturgies, reflections, readings, drama scripts, songs, stories, meditations, etc.

To send a contribution or to obtain more details, please email admin@ionabooks.com with the subject line Winter contributions.

Deadline February 28th 2016


Resources for Lent and Easter

Christmas books

– Books

– E-books

– Downloads/e-liturgies



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