Watch this short clip of the open air Creation Liturgy. Creation Liturgy Celebrating Creation and deepening our commitment to care for it was the theme of this liturgy in the open air in Cornwall, with the Penlee Cluster of Anglican Churches in the Penzance area. We used the liturgy from the new Iona Abbey Worship Book […]
The Iona Community has a new book of services for use in the Abbey on Iona. Published this month by Wild Goose Publications, it contains 2 versions of all the main services used in the Abbey, plus some new additions such as the All-age version of the daily morning service and a ‘Ceilidh Service’ and […]
20 – 26th May. This week at the MacLeod Centre is led by myself and Pat Bennett, hymn writer, Wild Goose Publications author and fellow member of the Iona Community. What makes a good hymn or liturgy? Are the words and music we use in worship effective in helping people to engage with and respond […]
SINGING A DEEPER STORY 30 April – 6 May 2016 This was a fabulous week of singing at Iona Abbey. We reflected on how authentically our song in worship represents our yearnings, our faith, God’s story – all done through the singing of songs which help us to pray more deeply.
It was a joy to work with fellow Iona Community members John Bell and Jane Bentley in Lincoln Cathedral in September. The gathering was a day run by the Diocese: SAINTS IN EVERY GENERATION. A day to inspire and equip people. I ran workshops on singing with limited resources, aimed at small congregations. In an […]
The team from the Iona Community had a great Greenbelt. We packed out the tent at the workshop, the wee sing and all three liturgies. Thanks to all who came and endured the squashed conditions in The Shelter, we managed to reflect and pray and sing so well together in spite of it! Our collaboration with […]