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Spill the Beans Issue 40

My personal apologies for the delay to the production of Issue 43. A bout of Covid arrived right at the time I was hoping to push on with editing this issue. However, it is here now! This issue covers from Trinity to half way through the Pentecost season.

The issue to follow this will be the final one in our current cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary, the second time we have completed that cycle. We are going to do something different for Advent 2022 to Reign of Christ 2023, to explore some parts of the Bible, characters and imagery that have a particular focus on women and the feminine imagery of God. To do this we are going to adopt a new lectionary titled "The Women's Lectionary" by Ashley M Wilcox for that year. This is readily available in book form with notes from Wilcox should you wish to look ahead. We do hope you will join us on that journey.


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 43 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 4.7 MB so it may take a little time to download. Please be patient as your computer does so!

Spill the Beans Issue 43 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 is open once more and can provide printed copies (within the United Kingdom) for an additional cost (usually around £20 + P&P depending on the size of the issue). Note that we recommend using the electronic version to reduce environmental waste.