Gathered and Scattered (Book)

Readings and Meditations from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

Wild Goose



Daily readings for four months from a wide range of contributors within the Iona Community, including John L. Bell, Ruth Burgess, Ian M. Fraser, Kathy Galloway, Tom Gordon, Peter Millar, J. Philip Newell, Jan Sutch Pickard. These prayers, songs, poems, articles, liturgies, which reflect the concerns of the Community, can be used for group or individual reflection and are intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives. Subjects covered include:

Hospitality and welcome • prayer • justice and peace • the environment • healing • social action • church renewal • worship • work • racial justice • women • community • pilgrimage • sexuality • Columban Christianity and the Celtic tradition • ecumenism • interfaith dialogue • nonviolence and peacekeeping • spirituality • commitment • economic witness • youth • liturgies

Neil Paynter was a member of the resident staff group of the Iona Community for four years on Iona. He is an Associate of the Community and the editor of Lent & Easter Readings from Iona, This Is the Day, Blessed Be Our Table, Holy Ground, Growing Hope, Iona Dawn and Iona: Images and Reflections.