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You kept your appointment,
just like you said you would.
You promised,
and I believed you.
Well, that’s what faith’s about, isn’t it?
You didn’t say when or how you would come.
But you said you would …

Tom Gordon, from The Appointment

Photo © David Coleman

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Advent & Christmas downloads

The Appointment download transspaser

The Appointment (PDF download)

A reflection on the Incarnation

Tom Gordon

Digital download: A poetic reflection on the incarnation of Christ. 3 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Emmanuel Comes download transspaser

Emmanuel Comes (PDF download)

A hymn for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A hymn for Advent – words only – to be sung to the tune ‘Little Cornard’. 1 page, 4 verses.

Watch – though the length of night
makes courage fade and fail:
God has sent out his Word –
darkness will not prevail!
As softening sky announces dawn
Emmanuel comes – hope is reborn …

For more information


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Christmas Eve (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Responses, readings, prayers and songs for Christmas Eve, taken from the book Candles & Conifers by Ruth Burgess. 20 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints’ and Advent


Advent Candle-Lighting Responses & an Advent Carol download transspaser

The Feast of the Christ Child (PDF+PPT download)

A Christmas Communion liturgy from Iona

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Christmas Communion liturgy from Iona. Also available as a PDF-only version and a PowerPoint-only version.

7 pages/ 25 slides.

Christmas Child,
as we kneel again at your manger
restore, renew and reshape us
so that our serving and sharing,
living and loving
may,
now and always,
incarnate you in the world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the PDF-only version

For the PPT-only version


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Christmas Day (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, prayers and responses for Christmas Day, taken from the book Hay and Stardust, by Ruth Burgess. 6 pages.

For more information and a list of contents

For the complete book Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas


All-Generous God download transspaser

All-Generous God (PDF download)

A Christmas liturgy on giving and receiving

David McNeish

Digital download: Short responses, meditations and Bible readings on giving and receiving at Christmas. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Once in Bethlehem download transspaser

Once in Bethlehem (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Readings, biblical reflections, songs and a prayer for Christmas, taken from the book Hay and Stardust, by Ruth Burgess. 19 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


For all Advent & Christmas downloads

For all Advent & Christmas books


Christmas books

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Recent publications

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Fig Trees and Furnaces

Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Fig Trees and Furnaces, based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations (Genesis to Nehemiah).

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Olives and Obligations: Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Genesis to Nehemiah


The Light which Illumines the World download transspaser

The Light which Illumines the World (PDF download)

Readings, reflections and prayers for the four weeks of Advent

Peter Millar

Digital download: Readings, reflections and prayers for each of the four weeks of Advent, from a former warden of Iona Abbey. 13 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies


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Open Our Hearts

Daily prayers for Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ann Gerondelis

Open Our Hearts is a series of Bible readings, prayers and colour images for each day of Lent and Holy Week. Ann’s images are icon-like in their depth and focus; her prayers are poetic and prophetic. Follow this special and very original book through Lent and Holy Week to open up space to meet God anew; and to open our hearts to God’s all-inclusive love and the call to feed the hungry, work for peace and build communities of love.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For Ann's previous book, Open Our Eyes, Daily Prayers for Advent


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Gifts for Christmas?


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The Sound of Iona (CD)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For more information and to listen to a sample

(Also available as an audio download)


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information


Iona: A Map

Flat version – can be used as a poster

The Iona Community

‘I sometimes take this map out – when I’ve been away from Iona for far too long a time – and read it like a poetry book: I gaze at the beautiful artwork and place names: ‘Sacred hollow’, ‘The old man’s hill’, ‘Port of the coracle’ ‘Bay at the back of the ocean’, ‘White strand of the monks’, ‘Port of black stones’, ‘The pigeons’ cave’ … Reading the map takes me back to all the magical and life-changing times I’ve had on Iona. It somehow helps me to find myself again and to rekindle the wonder.’

Supplied rolled in a cardboard mailing tube.

For more information and to see a sample

(Also available in a folded version)

 

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