In partnership with the St Columba Hotel we are once again delighted to be running a programme of ‘Seasonal Encounters’ – opportunities for you to engage with the Iona Community whilst exploring Iona in its quieter seasons. This year, in addition to 3 Autumn Encounters we are also offering a programme at Easter. 

Built in 1846, the hotel is currently owned by an island based partnership of nine individuals, all of whom have a strong connection to Iona, and this local ownership and involvement is an important part of the hotel’s vision and ethos. The St. Columba has a long tradition of hospitality and offers warm and friendly service, comfortable rooms, and superb locally produced and sourced food – much of which comes from the hotel’s own organic gardens.

All programmes are 5 nights; prices start at £649 per person and include continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and programme charges. Places can be reserved via the St Columba website or by phoning the hotel on 44 (0)1681 700 304


Follow the links below for programme details

28th March – 2nd April 2018

Kissed-Pierced-Hidden-Revealed: Seeing God’s Passion from Gethsemane to Glory

Dr Debbie Lewer 


22nd – 27th October 2018

Following the Celtic Way

Professor Ian Bradley

27th October – 1st November

Enthusiasm, Entropy and Ecology: A New look at the Psalms

Rev. John Bell


Please note that this week is now fully booked. However John will be leading our 2019 Easter Retreat – From Darkness into Dawn – which will also be based at the St Columba Hotel. Full details and booking code can be found here

1st – 6th November

Adventures with God  – an introduction to the gifts and wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola

Rev. Alison Marshall

 Gallery Photos all © David Coleman