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Happy new year! We hope 2015 brings you blessings and joy.

We are starting to make available as PDF downloads sections from Ruth Burgess's book Moments of Our Nights and Days, which was published a couple of months ago. It provides resources for the meaningful occasions and transitions of life. The first two sections appear below, together with a reminder of the book itself.

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Approaching birth and birth blessings download transspaser

Approaching Birth &
Birth blessings
(PDF download)

(PDF download)

Various contributors

Prayers, reflections and poems for the time leading up to a birth and the birth itself. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


Adoption download transspaser

(PDF download)

(PDF download)

Various contributors

Prayers and a liturgy relating to adoption. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess. 6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


If you prefer to have the whole book …

Moments of Our Nights and Days transspaser

Moments of Our Nights
and Days

Liturgies and resources for baptisms, weddings, partnerships, friendships and the journey of life

(Book and e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A book overflowing with resources for planning baptisms, naming ceremonies, weddings and civil partnerships and marking the many other significant moments of our nights and days. There are resources that do not assume any faith commitment, as well as ones that reflect Christian belief.

Whether you are preparing for a birth, starting a new job, becoming unemployed, entering into a partnership or a marriage, growing older, or taking one of the numerous other steps of life, there is something here to help mark and reflect on your experience.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Resources for Lent and Easter



Downloadable liturgies, prayers, reflections etc

Lent and Easter books and resources





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