Meditations & Reflections
During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, many people turned to writing. Human words, sent out across the void of our isolation. Here are the voices of just a few – with poems, psalms, songs, affirmations of faith and prayers written during a full and fraught ten weeks.
A liturgical resource book that covers the summer months of May, June and July with prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, monologues, liturgies and reflections for the major Christian festivals and seasons of Eastertide and Pentecost.
Another wide-ranging collection of resources for the main festivals and other special days, along with blessings and reflections on various subjects, such as climate change, homelessness and racial justice.
Based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, this 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.
A second big book of liturgies for all the main festivals and some other special days - from short acts of worship to full communion services.
Stories, scripts and reflections, based on the biblical books from Genesis to Nehemiah, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. Esther to Maccabees will follow.
22 hymns (words & music), exploring themes not easily found in the standard repertoire, by Leith Fisher, who was a minister and a member of the Iona Community. Special book plus e-book deal.
One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes - making the most of minimal congregational song resources in an accessible and resilient way.
Liturgies from the Iona Community for numerous festivals, special occasions and areas of concern. Full communion services and shorts acts of worship; liturgies for small groups and all-age gatherings; worship rooted in church life and the Iona Community's resident group on Iona, in social justice and pastoral work.
New prayers, in the 'Celtic' tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.
A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days and areas of concern.
A new edition which has been extensively revised and rearranged to include about 80% new material. The services draw on many traditions, including the Celtic, and aim to help us to be fully present to God, who is fully present to us - in our neighbour, in the political and social activity of the world around us, and in the very centre and soul of our being.
Advent & Christmas
This liturgical resource book covering November, December and January includes prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections, liturgies and meditations for the major Christian festivals and other occasions that fall during these months.
A collection of communion liturgies and other resources covering Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Transfiguration.
Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother's Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources -
This 5th edition of A Wee Worship Book consists of almost completely new material, so those who have used and been inspired by the '4th incarnation' will find here a rich, fresh collection of resources. Six morning liturgies, six evening liturgies and an order for Holy Communion with a range of alternative invitations and prayers. Plus four contemporary affirmations of faith and fourteen chants and sung responses.
Reflections, meditations, prayers and liturgies for Holy Week following the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. A book which affirms that, even in the darkness of betrayal and denial and death, we can rise up and live different lives: where the justice, peace and love poured out in Christ's life can be resurrected in our own.
A resource book 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.
A series of resources and complete liturgies for the major services of Holy Week. The book began life in community on Iona, and includes an Easter pilgrimage. Can be used in a church or house group or for private reflection, to deepen the experience of Easter - and inspire action.
For many people prayer is difficult. This new collection of prayers from the Iona Community helps us to be less bothered about what we should be saying when we pray. We can read a prayer and then sit quietly for a few minutes, allowing the particular words and thoughts to meet with our inner self, with our soul, which is linked to the energies and wisdom of the Creator of all things.
Fifty new prayers from young and old and from folk around the globe - from Glasgow to Cincinnati, from Malawi to Alaska - that might be used in a daily discipline, many on the concerns of the Iona Community: poverty and economic justice, welcome and hospitality, interfaith dialogue, church renewal, peacemaking.
Liturgies, meditations, reflections, prayers, poems etc that have been tried and tested with local congregations, often at ecumenical worship events. They celebrate the One who came to earth to live a fully human life, who understands what it is to be human. Material for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost and more.
Prayers, worship resources and reflections to help individuals and groups effect a change in mindset in relation to the environment so that we act from a more rooted place.