Last week army chaplains in the Netherlands gathered for a 2 day conference on Spirituality at Nieuw Hydepark, the Seminary of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. One part of the meeting was dedicated to thinking about and discussing the spirituality and work of the Iona Community – something that was new to many of those attending.  

Iona Community Associate Wilco van Wakeren – himself an army chaplain – who organised the retreat commented that afterwards many of those attending ‘wanted to go straight to a retreat on Iona’!

Wilco and several of his colleagues have produced material in Dutch relating to Iona and the Iona Community. They also run a very informative website at for those wishing to know more about the island or who are planning a visit there. You can also follow them on Twitter @IonaReizen

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