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New download

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

For all Advent and Christmas books


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Christmas Eve: The Dreamer (PDF download)

A Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) service

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A service for Christmas Eve – or alternatively Christmas Day – inspired by the poem ‘Getting to the front of the stable’ by Anne Weems which, says Nancy Cocks, helps us realise ‘how rarely we listen to Joseph, even on Christmas Eve. We seldom hear from him in our Christmas pageants and carols. He’s just there in his brown bathrobe. But Matthew makes Joseph out to be a man of dreams. In this service we’ll bring Joseph out from the back of the stable and listen to the dreamer.’

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Some books of readings for the new year


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Each Day & Each Night

Celtic prayers from Iona

(Book & e-book)

J Philip Newell

A six-day cycle of prayer in the Celtic tradition, incorporating the daily themes used in Iona Abbey: justice and peace, prayer for healing, care for the earth, commitment to Christ, the communion of heaven and earth, and welcome and hospitality.

The rich and simple prayers of Each Day and Each Night are new expressions of the old words and imagery of Alexander Carmichael’s great collection of Gaelic prayer, Carmina Gadelica. It is hoped that they will help us realise anew that the life of heaven is inseparably woven into the life of earth.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter

Stories celebrating the ‘Iona effect’ – 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 …

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

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Welcoming Each Wonder

More contemporary stories for reflection

(Book & e-book)

Tom Gordon

Thought-provoking stories and reflections for every week of the Christian year, and a few more besides. Relates to lectionary cycle A.

Tom Gordon’s stories are a product of his awareness of the issues of our current age. As a consequence, what he offers are truly contemporary parables, drawing our attention to facets of our modern living and pointing us to lessons and truths that have universal relevance.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Grace Will Walk Us Home

A daily discipline of Bible readings and short prayers

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

365 ‘nudges’, or short prayers, based on words, phrases or verses that spoke to Thom when he decided to read the Bible from begninning to end.

you begin by
crafting grace
out of chaos;
grace is
the best friend
who never abandons
us;
grace will walk
us home to
you.

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Recently published


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Sing But Keep On Walking

Readings, poems and prayers for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Sing But Keep On Walking moves between the islands of Mull and Iona and the hills of the West Bank and Jerusalem: places ‘on the edge’. And, like in Palestine two thousand years ago, that’s where God comes to us, in human form, as living Word, as light out of darkness.

‘I’m writing amid political chaos and climate crisis,’ says Jan, ‘with no easy answers … But we can speak truth to power, walk side by side, sing justice. We can live an alternative.’

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources vol. 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Another wide-ranging collection of resources, including material for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Holy Week.

Also includes a reflection, meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day; resources and ideas for remembering the Bible with women; prayers by and for kids; all-age resources for Pentecost and Ascension, and Christmastime; harvest prayers; a meditative look at climate change, the sacredness of all life and human responsibility; a blessing for a new car; stories and reflections for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel; a reflection and prayer on racial justice; prayers for Remembrance Sunday; a reflection, meditation, and ideas for taking action on homelessness …

Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Transgender. Christian. Human.

(Book & e-book)

Alex Clare-Young

Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church, says:

‘Transgender Christian Human is the story of my life as a transgender child and adult. Trans is an imperfect label but labels are, to some extent, necessary – especially when we choose them for ourselves. For me, being trans means moving towards a gender that varies from my sex assigned at birth. It also means moving between genders and critiquing the rigidity of gendered systems.’ Includes resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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