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Spill the Beans Issue 40

We start Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary with a new issue of Spill the Beans from the team. This covers Advent, Christmas, and all of Epiphany to Transfiguration Sunday (28 November 2021 to 27 February 2022). We have the usual rich variety of resources including resources for Christmas Eve/Day, some ideas for inter-generational conversations around Christmas, and a Blue Christmas liturgy.


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 41 for use in your church or personally, then click the 'Buy Now' 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 pdf file is approximately 5 MB so it may take a little time to download. Please be patient as your computer does so!

Spill the Beans Issue 41 Cover

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You can also get involved in feedback and discussion on the Spill the Beans website, 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

The office in which the printed copies are made is currently only periodically open due to the pandemic so we cannot provide any printed copies of this issue. Our apologies for that inconvenience.