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THE CAIRNS PUBLICATIONS website is now closed.  
Most of Jim Cotter's published works can be obtained through Canterbury Press by
clicking here.

Of the books previously offered on the Cairns website, only Pleasure Pain and Passion is currently available through Canterbury Press, although they are looking to make Pilgrim Prayer available again in the future.

The "Etched by Silence" DVD and Jim's Journey with Cancer are still available - contact us.

The Liturgical Resources that were previously available on the Cairns website are available through Canterbury Press under alternative titles - Day by Day as Out of the Silence, Sunday Worship as Unfolding the Living Word, and Prayer at Night as in the Praying in the Dark Hours.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on the Canterbury Press website, it may be possible to find other publications through sites such as Amazon.  Alternatively, please contact us.

JIM COTTER was an Anglican priest and wordsmith whose prayers, psalms, and hymns helped men and women forge a modern spirituality.  Writing and speaking for nearly 50 years, he shared his spiritual and religious experiences with a large network of people built up through his work with Cairns, his publishing organisation begun in the 1980s.  This was a personal as well as a public process, as he described the challenges of being gay and latterly his battle with leukaemia (which led to his death in 2014 at the age of 72).  His personal story, particularly his bouts of depression, helped others in a similar position to come to terms with their life, sexuality, and spirituality.  He described his ministry as free-range, one of quiet prayer, simple hospitality, and thoughtful conversation: sharing meals, stories, and laughter with friends, and walking the hills, shaping words, and deepening solitude and simplicity.

His prayers in books such as Prayer in the Day, Prayer at Night, and Pilgrim Prayer are modern classics. Nearly 30 other books and pamphlets followed, and he became an editor, compiler, and publisher for more than 15 other writers.

Proceeds from the sale of Jim's publications now go to The Jim Cotter Trust, which was set up in accordance with Jim's wishes and aims to support trust projects concerned with prayer and reflection on matters of common concern for groups of people within the Christian Churches, between Christianity and other world faiths and between Christianity and secular groups concerned with the well-being of humankind in general.

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