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Spill the Beans Issue 34

We continue our second cycle through the Revised Common Lectionary with the next issue of Spill the Beans, Issue 34.

In our annual pattern, this Lent, Easter and Pentecost issue is always a bumper one. You will find 190 pages of resources in this issue including some extras to the usual Sunday worship and age group ideas. We have included ideas for Ash Wednesday, an intergenerational event for Holy Week, materials for each day of Holy Week and two liturgies for Holy Saturday. So much to get your own creative juices flowing!

Collaboration with Fischy Music

We continute our collaborative work with Fischy Music with a new song titled "Tiny Little Seed" which beautifully captures gospel imagery into a song for the Lent and Easter season. There is a score for the melody and chords within Issue 34 and along with the pdf copy of the issue you will find audio tracks (full and backing) for "Tiny Little Seed".


Created by folks here in Scotland, this issue has lots of ideas and resources for you to inspire, adapt, use in leading worship or for age groups in Junior Churches and youth groups. If you have not used Spill the Beans before then please have a look at this sample.

If you'd like to download a full copy of Issue 34 (including audio files) for use in your church or personally, then click the 'Buy' button below. The cost is only £12 (GBP). You can make a secure payment via PayPal and then an email with secure link to the download should wing its way to you. Please note that you can only download the file using this link three times, so please make sure you save the file to your computer as soon as you have downloaded it. We recommend first downloading to a laptop or desktop computer before moving to phone/tablet.

Please follow the instructions carefully. The compressed zip file is large at approximately 30 MB so it may take some time to download. Please be patient as your computer does so! Once it has downloaded (you may want to check your "Downloads" folder) you will need to extract the contents (this option may appear at the top of the window or if you right-click on the file).

Spill the Beans Issue 34

Spill the Beans Issue 34 Cover

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You can also get involved in feedback and discussion on the Spill the Beans blog, where we try to put up weekly PowerPoint backgrounds too. There is also a facebook page in which we share ideas and we have introduced a new facebook group which you can link to from the facebook page and which we hope will provide a place of mutual support, ideas and encouragement as we trek together through this new adventure.

Print Copies

If you would like an additional printed copy of Spill the Beans, then this can be arranged. Please note that this is an extra to the download copy, please download a copy first. The cost is usually around £22+P&P and these can be arranged directly with the office at Ferryhill Parish Church. Note this cost is just for the printing expenses. Each issue is in full colour and comb bound for ease of use. We can only send these within the United Kingdom.

If you would like to order copies (which are all printed to order so there may be a short wait before you receive yours) then you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order details. An invoice for the printed copy(ies) will be issued with dispatch of your order.